10.7 and 10.8 confusion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 2056, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. 2056 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I purchased a mbp yesterday from Best Buy and used Migration Assistant to restore all of my apps, music, documents, etc. Everything looks perfect except I'm currently running 10.7 and I'm almost positive it should be 10.8.

    Am I to do a restore all over again? Do I need to purchase ML from the app store?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    You probably did a complete restore including system files so that's probably the reason it shows 10.7.
    Go into recovery (Command-R) and choose internet recovery, if the machine came with 10.8 you get a free copy.
    Edit: Which Model. No.
  3. 2056 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    It's the base 13 inch with i5.
    The recovery mode gives me the option to repair Lion, not Mountain Lion. Hm.
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Do you know what version of OS X the MBP was running when you first purchased it? It looks like it was old stock that Best Buy had, and was manufactured pre 10.8. You can upgrade to 10.8 via Apple's up to date program for free. The Migration Assistant will not downgrade your version of the OS.
  5. 2056 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I guess it was old stock. I'm not sure because I didn't pay too much attention and went directly into the migration.

    Thanks for your help everyone.

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