How long to install Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Football Dad, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Football Dad macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 vintage iMac. I downloaded Mountail Lion this morning. A few minutes after it fininished downloading it said it need to restart. It has been stuck on the light gray screen with the little circular spinning icon fo about an hour. Will this clear up on its own or do I need to intervene?
     
  2. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

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    I think you might need to intervene.... :(
     
  3. zombiemom macrumors member

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  4. Football Dad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's installing now

    I had to do a hard restart. It's is installing now.
     
  5. rictus007 macrumors regular

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  6. proglife macrumors member

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    would love to hear more on how long the Lion > ML upgrade took. Debating on whether to run it now or overnight.
     
  7. proglife macrumors member

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    I just went for it. Took a little over an hour

    2.4GHz Intel Core i7
    10GB RAM
    7200RPM drive
     
  8. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular

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    From the moment i hit download till the second i booted into Mountain Lion, it was about 45 minutes 0_o

    I have a pretty decent internet connection and downloading the 4.3gb file took about 20- 25 minutes. I did a quick time machine backup before i did anything with the installer and before long, i booted into mountain lion. It was fairly quick to write on my MBA. Because there is probably an HDD in your iMac, it will definitely be a longer process
     
  9. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

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