Will 10.8 Mountain Lion Run on Mine?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Voxelx, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Voxelx macrumors newbie

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    I recently tried installing an OS from two gray disks, one for applications and the other for the OS. I recently installed a new hard drive and needed to reinstall, couldn't find my disks so bought two cheap ones off of eBay, bad idea, I know.

    I got an error like "This OS cannot run on this" it wasn't exactly like that, but had the same meaning.

    Found out that I need system specific working OS, so will buying a copy of ML work on my? Here are the specs:

    MB Pro 5.5
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    2.26 GHZ
    4GB

    Have no backups, so starting from fresh.

    Will a copy of ML from Apple work?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The grey install discs that come with Macs are model-specific and will not work on other models. You can order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US).
    Yes, ML will run on your model. What version of Mac OS X is on it now? To access the Mac App Store and download ML, you need to have at least Snow Leopard (10.6.6) installed. You can call Apple to order a SL install disc (about $20).
     
  3. Voxelx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so I can just call 800-767-2775 and tell them my specs?
    will I need to know things like my serial number / order date / receipt?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You may need your serial number, but that's it.
     

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