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

    Jun 10, 2012
    Yorkshire Dales England
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    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


    May 20, 2011
    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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