How to check if ML was properly installed?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by macuser1232, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a little paranoid that my Mac didn't properly install Mountain Lion because when I was installing it(step 1, the step that only takes 3 minutes) I had multiple installation windows and then only one was there and it said Installing additional components when it was supposed to say "Preparing to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion." Does anyone know why it did/said this?
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I think mine said Installing OS X, it did not mention Mountain Lion. Check the About This Mac from the Apple Menu, if it shows 10.8 build 12A269 you should be fine.
     
  3. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. Yeah it says that. Also if you're still there I have one more question.
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I'm still around.
     
  5. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When I did the clean install I didn't have iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband anymore. Is that normal? And how would I get it back?
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Either the install DVD from your computer, look for Additional Software one. Or via the App store if you purchased them.
    ML does not come with them.
     
  7. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    But what if iPhoto, garage band, etc came with my mac mini 2011. It's a 2011 model so I have no dvd or cd. And I can't buy it form the store (app or real) because it came with my mini. So maybe I should wait to install Mountain Lion.
     
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    If you do a clean install without having the DVD or the ability to get via the App store, then yes, you might want to hold off on installing ML.
     
  9. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I'm going to keep looking for the dvd but I may have to end up buying it.
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately most of those apps are package installs and you just can't copy from a backup.
     
  11. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    My mini didn't come with a dvd so I'll wait I guess. Or install to a second usb hd if I can find a good deal.
     
  12. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    This is only for a clean install , most users will update and have all the apps installed from before, but that's the downside of a clean install, you need to have all your app sources lined up.
     
  13. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    Yes but incase of compatibility issues I will clean install. So I'll leave 10.7 alone for now.
     
  14. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Mountain Lion has been running pretty well for me. All the apps I transfered via USB are all working. The only problem I have had so far is a freeze that caused me to shut the computer off and on again. I'm kinda worried about that and, again, paranoid about it but I haven't had that problem anymore.
     

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