OSX 10.8 Version Upon Reinstall?

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  1. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    If I were to reinstall 10.8 via the network recovery option right now (9.3.12), would it be a fresh reformat with 10.8.1, or would I get 10.8 and have to update manually via the app store?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It would be 10.8.1. Apple updates the app store versions just after the point release very time.

    Just after 10.8.1 someone posted they did a fresh install and it pulled down 10.8.1.
     
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    Is this true regardless of hardware? I have an iMac 2011 that came with 10.7.3, I have since upgraded thru the Apple online store to 10.8. If I do a network recovery fresh install, would it install 10.8?
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Any hardware that is compatible with OS X 10.8 is also compatible with OS X 10.8.1. The end result will be OS X 10.8.1.
     
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    It depends... if the hard drive in your machine is still functioning and you can boot from the hidden Recovery HD partition (that was updated to Mountain Lion), then a wipe of the Macintosh HD partition and reinstall would get you 10.8.1. But if your drive is bad and you pop in a new drive the recovery system will not see the Mountain Lion Recovery HD of course, and it will drop back to Internet Recovery mode which will install Lion 10.7.4 since that is what your serial number is tied to.
     
  7. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    How can you re install Ml? Where is this so called network recovery option? Please quote me and tell. Thank you
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Hold command-r when booting. You can read more info here.
     
  9. Stevies3 macrumors member

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    How can I check the hidden recovery partition to see what version is installed? Secondly how can i update it to ML assuming it still has 10.7?
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The recovery partition is automatically updated to whatever version OS you are on. So if you installed Mountain Lion you will have the ML version of Recovery HD.

    Type "diskutil list" in Terminal (without quotes) and you will see the 650MB partition there.
     
  11. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    If that were the case, what would my system install using Internet Recovery with a new drive? My system came with Snow Leopard 10.6.4.

    I highly doubt it would install 10.6.4.
     
  12. Mal macrumors 603

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    No, it would not have Internet Recovery at all if it came with 10.6.4. You should consider making a recovery flash drive for your system.

    jW
     
  13. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    I think you mean it won't have a recovery partition? If you have upgraded to Mountain Lion, Internet Recovery will still be available no matter what the original version of OSX installed.
     
  14. Mal macrumors 603

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    Nope, you've got that switched. Internet Recovery shipped on models that came with Lion originally, and was added to a few models via firmware updates, but if the OP's machine originally shipped with 10.6.4, it almost certainly was not included among the machines that received a firmware update to enable Internet Recovery. Once you install Lion or Mountain Lion, a Recovery Partition would be created on the drive, but if you replace that drive, that partition is obviously no longer available either. In that case, only the original disks or a created Lion or Mountain Lion flash drive would be able to install an OS on the system.

    jW
     
  15. 3rd Rock, Sep 5, 2012
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    Click the Apple icon upper left corner in Safari

    Click on "About this Mac"

    Now you will see the XOS version
     

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