Lion to Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by brookep, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. brookep macrumors newbie

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    This has probably been asked and is probably very simple but I have been searching online for a couple of weeks now. I have an older Imac that has Lion but cannot update to Mountain Lion, not capable. I found where I can use a program and make a partition and do it that way, however, I need to download a copy of Mountain Lion onto the computer that I want to be able to run it from. If I go from the app store it tells me program not compatible. If I try to copy it or zip it to a flash drive, it tells me too large. Help. I know this is probably an easy thing, but I would love an answer! Thank you! :D
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm...

    Either download it to a computer that's capable of running it or look for...less legal methods.

    I caution you against installing it all though, as computers on the edge of Apple's recommendations usually don't run the higher OSes well, something that's not on the list would seem even worse.
     
  3. brookep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. The only reason I want it on the computer is so I can use Imessage. If there is another way to get that on Lion I am all ears.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Okay!

    Definitely not possible to use iMessage on Lion, but here's the info I believe you're looking for: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1564587
     
  5. Negritude macrumors 6502

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    Mountain Lion is a slow, buggy mess. You'd have better luck skipping it and going to Mavericks or Yosemite.
     

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