2013 imac preinstalled with mavericks able to boot 10.8.5 (12f37)

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  1. mrsavage1, Feb 9, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2014

    mrsavage1 macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    I am wondering if anyone with a new 27 2013 imac pre-installed with mavricks can try to see if he can boot from a mountain lion 10.8.5 (12F37) install disk.

    Some of my software is not compatible with mavericks i was wondering if i buy the 2013 imacs that come preinstalled with mavericks if I can install mountain lion (12f37) on it? I know the 12f45 current retail image cannot boot them and that the last imac that came with 10.8.5 came with a special 12F2012 version. There are reports that the 12F37 was able to boot 2013 imac that came with mountain lion installed.

  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    You said "Lion" up above a couple times when I think you meant "Mavericks."

    Either way, what software are you using that isn't compatible with 10.9?
  3. mrsavage1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2010
    Opps yeah i mean mavericks. Internal company software. We have an image of 12F37 so I just want to be sure before i make the purchase.

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