Hello! Getting a used Mac how do i upgrade to Mountain Lion please?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by johnpateley, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. johnpateley macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks.
    Well I have taken the plunge and purchased a 2009-10 imac from e--y!
    Hopefully it will arrive shortly. I am eager to install the latest operating system before I start so I am up to date.
    The present system is Snow leppard I understand I can download Moutain Lion from the Apple store and install it, but of course in case of future problems I would like to make a self booting dvd. So I could restore the system in case of HD failure etc. Is this difficult?
    Any info greatfully received.
    Many thanks John (Yorkshire Dales England)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The most current version is Lion, not Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion will be released sometime in July.

    For restoring your system:

    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Apple - OS X Lion Recovery - Introducing Lion Recovery
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    Indeed, Lion is the latest OS with ML coming soon.

    Now, you can upgrade to Lion through the app store for $30, but I seem to recall hearing that SL users would be able to directly update to ML for only $20. If this is the case (someone correct my if I misunderstood), you might consider waiting for ML and save $30.
     
  4. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

    eagandale4114

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    If one is on the latest version of snow leopard 10.6.8 it is possible to directly upgrade to ml.
     

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