Puzzled???? [Why can't I install 10.8.2 from MAS on my 2012 iMac?]

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by tzus, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. tzus macrumors member

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    I have new late 2012 iMac and wanting to make a bootable USB stick I attempted to download a copy of ML 10.8.2 from the App Store. When I clicked on download I received the following message:

    We could not complete your purchase. OS X Mountain Lion is not compatible with this computer.

    What's going on? Incidentally I was able to download ML 10.8.2 Supplemental Update but that is not the same thing.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    10.8.2 is not compatible with your Mac, 10.8.3 will be. You iMac came with a special build of 10.8.2, that is not available via the Mac App Store (MAS) yet. 10.8.3 can be used as installer for that iMac though, you just have to wait a while longer. Apple knows what it is doing, and they do not want you to know that. They are just bastards like that.

    For know, just make a bootable clone via CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper!.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    You can copy the recovery partition or just rely on OS X Internet Recovery. There is also a way to start a recovery over the Internet, break into it while in process, and grab the disk image which you can put on the drive. Do a Google search and you will find these techniques.

    Note that as long as you have Internet access you can always restore using OS X Internet Recovery, so there is generally no need to have a physical install disk. I always make a clone of the drive and have never needed an in install disk (12 Macs over 7 years).
     
  4. tzus thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. I thought it might be something like that; just nice to be reassured!

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