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 604


    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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