How can I get ML back?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by 2012Tony2012, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. 2012Tony2012 macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

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    I paid $20 for Mountain Lion awhile back, then upgraded to Maverick.

    However, I have Snow Leopard Install DVD and want to install Mountain Lion again, but I noticed Apple has removed ML from the App store? Why? And how can I get it installed now?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I'd guess they removed it for sale because they don't want people buying the old version.

    When I go into the Mac App Store, it still shows up under the Purchases tab.
     
  3. 2012Tony2012, Apr 29, 2014
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    2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't show up in App Store for me, nor in iTunes, why?
     
  4. DeltaMac, Apr 29, 2014
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    DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You can re-purchase Mountain Lion through the online Apple Store:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion

    You can't get to Mountain Lion in App Store apps, but if you have already purchased and downloaded ML, then you won't need to pay for it a second time - it will still be listed in your App Store purchases, where you can download it again. That's assuming that you access the App Store using the same Apple ID account that you used to purchase ML originally.
    Go into the App Store, go to your Account info, and click the Reset button for purchases. That's not the exact text, but the reset should replace any purchases that you may have deleted from the list of purchases.
     
  5. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DeltaMac I think that worked, I see Mountain Lion now and a "download" button.

    So I will restore Snow Leopard and download and install ML.

    Is ML still getting security updates?
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes.
    10.6 has recently been dropped, but Lion (10.7) and newer still get security updates.
     
  7. 2012Tony2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok cool:) Because I am going to install Snow Leapord and then Mount Lion because Maverick is so sluggish and slow on my iMac 2007 + 4GB RAM.
     

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