New (still in the box) MBA and upgrade to ML ... advice please!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by OceanFrog, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    I just got a brand new MBA 2012 last Monday (i5, 8gb ram, 256 ssd ... shipped with Lion). I haven't even taken it out of the box yet. I'll be transferring all my stuff to the new MBA this weekend (from my 2008 MBP).

    So, whats the best thing to do with the new MBA? Should I do an "upgrade" from Lion to ML by downloading through the App Store? Or would it be better to clean install ML seen as I have a fresh new (still in the box) MBA?

    Or is there even a difference between a ML "upgrade" and a "clean install"???
  2. psedog macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    横須賀 Yokosuka, Japan
    First you have to apply for the update. I'm still waiting for Apple to get back to me :eek:
    I don't think it will be a difference, especially since you haven't done anything with the machine yet.
  3. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    For you there's probably no difference except that the upgrade is easier - I would suggest you do that. Also, as psedog said you should apply for the free copy of Mountain Lion since you're eligible. You'll still download it through the Mac App Store, but by using a code they send you.

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