Fresh Install of ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by TheMTtakeover, May 2, 2012.

  1. TheMTtakeover macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2011
    I know its not out yet, but when it does come out what is the best way of doing a fresh install?

    If I buy it from the APP store and then I erase my OS and do the internet recovery does it detect that I purchased ML or will it load Lion because that is what my mac came with?
  2. kemo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2008
  3. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    It should depend on the Version of OSX recovery installed. If 10.7 was installed, the recovery will download 10.7 after you enter and verify with your apple ID. Same goes for 10.8

    But best way to install is from a bootable USB install disk. It's faster and you can wipe your system clean of recovery partition and start from scratch.
  4. Blipp macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    Same process as getting a clean install of Lion.

    Download installer > extract .dmg > burn boot disc > load from boot disc > erase HD with Disk Utility > install ML.

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