Can standard 10.8.3 boot a 2012 Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Boomcha, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Boomcha macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    Hey everyone, just wondering if anyone can confirm for sure that a fresh 10.8.3 (external drive or key) install can boot up a 2012 Mac Mini that originally came with that funky version of 10.8.2?
  2. Micky Do macrumors 68000

    Micky Do

    Aug 31, 2012
    An island in the Andaman Sea.
    I don't see why not.

    I have an early 2009 Mini, which I recently upgraded from OS X 10.8.2 to 10.8.3. No problems.
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Since the mini came out waaay before 10.8.3, i dont see why it shouldn't either.
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    While I haven't seen anything official, 10.8.3 should be a universal OS now. The Mini's came out mid 10.8.2 which is why they had a special build.
  5. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Not that it's directly relevant to the question, because standard 10.8.2 did come out before the Mac mini (Late 2012) and, as folks have noted, standard 10.8.2 couldn't be installed on on a new mini, but mine, purchased in December actually came with 10.8.1 preinstalled. I double-checked, and my recovery partitition, which I recreated using Internet Recovery after inadvertently losing it when I did my DIY Fusion Drive is still at 10.8.1.

    But 10.8.3 should be universal now for the machines that are out.
  6. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Yes, because I am doing it as I type this.

    I just installed a Samsung 840 Pro SSD into my '12 Mini and then downloaded Mountain Lion from the app store (which is 10.8.3), I then used Lion Diskmaker to create a bootable installer drive so now I have just formatted the new SSD and OS X is 15mins from a completed install.
  7. Boomcha thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    This guy right here. This is a MAN!!

    Thanks for the straight up answers y'all!

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