How to redownload 10.8?

maviso5

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Hi,

I'm trying to re-download 10.8 so that I can create a USB install stick, however i get the error "You can’t upgrade this version of Mac OS X because a newer version is installed."

I've tried googling it as well as other ways of getting it, but with little joy.

Does anyone know how I can download it again?


Cheers in advance
 

ramram55

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Jul 27, 2012
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Hi,

I'm trying to re-download 10.8 so that I can create a USB install stick, however i get the error "You can’t upgrade this version of Mac OS X because a newer version is installed."

I've tried googling it as well as other ways of getting it, but with little joy.

Does anyone know how I can download it again?


Cheers in advance
go to mac store redown load forget the message, assuming you have bought the ML from mac store ?
 

jamesjingyi

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Dec 20, 2011
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I'm pretty sure you can get it off the recovery partition of the Mac.
It has a reinstall from there so if you can get in there, you could get it...
 

ivnj

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When I installed 10.8 for the first time it didn't delete the installer. And thaniks to time machine I had a backup anyway.
 

jamesjingyi

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Found this:

Open the Mac App Store.
Navigate to your Purchased page.
Hold down the Option key on your keyboard and click on your 'OS X Lion' purchase link (not on the 'installed' button).
You see the Lion product page. It should say 'Installed,' but that button is clickable. Hold down the Option key again and click on 'Installed.' If you don't hold the option key it will tell you there's already a newer version installed.
Enter your login credentials.
Download.

(http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110803234424130)
 

maviso5

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Mar 25, 2009
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Found this:

Open the Mac App Store.
Navigate to your Purchased page.
Hold down the Option key on your keyboard and click on your 'OS X Lion' purchase link (not on the 'installed' button).
You see the Lion product page. It should say 'Installed,' but that button is clickable. Hold down the Option key again and click on 'Installed.' If you don't hold the option key it will tell you there's already a newer version installed.
Enter your login credentials.
Download.

(http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110803234424130)
Ok thanks, will give it a go!
 

Dweez

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Jun 13, 2011
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Down by the river
FWIW, when I download an update prior to running it I put a copy of the installer onto an external drive for any future reference.
 

maviso5

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Mar 25, 2009
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Yeah I did for a while once I'd done both my Macs, but then needed it for something else today and realised i'd wiped my stick