How much space did it take?

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

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

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    The requirement for ML is 8gb, but I'm wondering is that on top of the current OS? So I have 100gb free on my SSD with Lion installed, will I be at 92 after I install ML or will the installation first remove Lion (and recover the space) and then install ML?
     
  2. Kate. macrumors regular

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    I gained about 1 GB from the upgrade (as opposed to a clean install).
     
  3. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I asked the same question.....http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1410323

    However nobody cared to answer.
     
  4. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent. Thank you, Kate.

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    I'll let you know what happens for me tonight. I'm upgrading from Lion on a Late-2010 MBA.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I gained between 1-2GB, don't know the exact figure. But I was on about 198ish GB free, now I'm on 200.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I gained a little over 3GB by installing ML over Lion.
     
  7. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I think doing a clean install and then restoring files from TM will save some space, hopefully.
     
  8. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did the upgrade and lost about 300MB which isn't too bad at all. Still not sure the upgrade was worth it, but that's a different topic!
     

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