Download full version of mountain lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jqi, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. jqi macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013

    I've got a 2008 macbook pro. Which i have upgraded to mountain lion via the app store. The harddrive died on my unfortunately, so i've bought a ssd and have installed it myself this all worked fine.

    My problem is reinstalling the OS. My Super drive died so i couldnt reinstall leopard or snow leopard using the installation disc. My only other option is to use a recovery usb created from mountain lion installation file... since maverick has came out it appears Apple has kindly removed mountain lion from the app store... so... does anyone know a external source where i can download the OSX mountain lion?

    I can download maverick and install that but mountain lion was slow so i prefer not to upgrade as my mbp is definitely approaching its eol.

    Thank you all in advanced.
  2. Sun-Warrior macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2013
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I posted this in another thread, but in case you still need it and don't see that thread...

    Goto this page on the Apple web store:

    You buy the Mountain Lion install file there for $20, and then wait about 3 business days.

    At that point, you'll get two emails from Apple: one with an attached PDF that contains a content code that lets you buy Mountain Lion at the App Store, and the other with a password to open that PDF.

    Copy the content code, go the App Store, and download Mountain Lion.

    To be sure, take that downloaded copy and put it somewhere else than your Applications folder. That way, you can use it multiple times without it erasing itself.

    Hope this helps.

    Dave, who admittedly found this multi-step method one of the odder ways to buy software

  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If you've previously bought ML then it should show up under "Purchases" (it still does for me). It doesn't show up when you search though, since it's no longer a current product.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Just so I understand, are you saying you made a recovery key in Mountain Lion using this tool from Apple? If you did, just option key boot to that and you can install ML from it. If you made that USB key in ML, you have a ML recovery partition on the key and it will let you DL Mountain Lion to install. You will be asked for the AppleID you used to purchase Mountain Lion.

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