Booting from ML image on MBP2010 - possible?

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  1. killjoy07, Jul 30, 2012
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    killjoy07 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a SSD for my 2010 MBP...and while I was upgrading my HDD, I thought I might as well upgrade the OS and try out ML as well.

    Has anyone tried booting from ML install USB on 2010 (or other older models of) MBP? Is there any reason NOT to be able to?
     
  2. CarcinogenX macrumors member

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    You should not have any issues although booting from a USB thumb drive is pretty slow.
     
  3. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    I've clean installed Mountain Lion on 2009 13" and a 2010 13" just fine from a USB.

    Shouldn't be a problem. Just be sure to create the bootable USB drive correctly before wiping anything! :)
     
  4. killjoy07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! do you think using an SD card will help?


    Thanks! I researched online and it seems like Diskmaker software is the best (and only?) way to go...do you have any suggestions?
     
  5. chrisvee macrumors regular

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    Check out MacRumors' very own article on creating a bootable Mountain Lion USB, here.

    I just used the stock Disk Utility, but Lion Diskmaker looks like a good tool.
     
  6. killjoy07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I can't believe I didn't come across this article...guess I didn't search hard enough
     

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