Internet Recovery - Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by JonnyBravo, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

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    Anyone tried to use Internet Recovery to download & reinstall Mountain Lion. Mine indicates that it would take 10 - 15 hours to download? Seems a little fishy to me, but I'm thinking its more of a server issue than my iMac since everything else seems to download quickly?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is a 4.7GB download, so if you know your rated DL speed you can do the math I suppose. On my 15Mbps connection it takes about 30-45 minutes or so.
     
  3. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on a business class cable connection and mine takes about 30-45 minutes as well. Sometimes longer, depending on the server I hit at Apple.
     
  4. Badagri macrumors 6502

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    That would still suck if there was a blackout.
     
  5. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    I had to use Internet recovery after a botched boot camp partition. I remember the entire process only being like two hours. Imon 5mb DSL.
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    This might sound stupid - but try via Wi-Fi rather than ethernet.

    On my retina, if I use the ethernet adapter, it says 20 hours, but does it in 2 minutes via Wi-Fi.
     
  7. koban4max macrumors 68000

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  8. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Depends on the location and number of people using it...
     
  9. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I finally tried this on my '12 MBA 13" about a week ago and it took close to an hour over WiFi.

    I have 100Mbps service and the laptop was getting 92Mbps over WiFi sitting on the couch right before I started recovery.
     

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