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macintosh290 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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Jul 25, 2012 6:46 AM

I am trying to download Mountain Lion, but it is VERY slow. Can it somehow be faster? Also, has anyone actually finished downloading yet?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to macintosh290)

    It's slow because its a big download, it's slow because MAS is never fast, it's slow because right now everybody in the world is hitting the DL. Forget about it, at times it may look like nothing is happening at all. Take a walk, read a book, do the laundry.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to macintosh290)

    Not sure what you mean?

    There's no usb stick for it that I know of.

    You mean the Mac App Store? Yes, anytime would probably be better than now.

  • Ryan M. Level 6 Level 6 (8,180 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to macintosh290)

    It likely will not make much of a difference as you can have all of the bandwidth in the world but it's up to the sending server to keep up with requests. I'd just give it time and let it download.  As it's within the first few hours of release, you can expect some delays with traffic and download times.

  • Antrikshy Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to macintosh290)

    You are probably not getting the download at 2.5 Mb/s. Their servers are overloaded right now. It should take about 4 hours according to Wolfram|Alpha.

  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to Antrikshy)

    Apple has just outdone itself on this one. I buy a new computer on July 6 with the promise that when Mt. Lion becomes available, I will be able to upgrade it free. Then Apple develops this convolutedly stupid process for doing so. First, the sure has to find the page where a link is to get the upgrade, Second, has to fill out information Apple already has, presumably because Apple wants to know you are who yo are despite knowing precisely who you are unless you did not register, setup the App Store, on and on. I bought my computer from the Apple Store so that's still bunk. Third after filling out all the unnecessary fields, they send two coded messages. The first contains a PDF for which you need an unlock code. The second has the unlock code. Fourth, You open the PDF then enter the code and it gives you another code. fifth you go to the App store. Sixth, you have to figure out where the quick links are. Never noticed don't use the store all that much. Seventh, you click on the Redeem link. Eighth, you enter the code. Ninth you get an error message. That code has already been used. Codes can only be used once. Crapola! I hadn't had time to use it before. eleventh, call Apple and talk to an agent after waiting several minutes. twelfth, the agent puts you on hold. Thirteeenth, after several minutes a new agent comes on the line to whom you have to explain the problem all over. Fourteenth, you are put on hold again for several minutes. Fifteenth, agent comes back. "ITunes is pushing new codes to all persons having their problem as quickly as possible. Sixteenth, wait an hour. No new codes. Someone deserves to be fired, and unlike Romney, I don't like firing people.

  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to macintosh290)

    Sorry but they didn't

  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to macintosh290)

    I just spoke with Apple. The "department" that dreamt this nightmare system up says it will be 24 hours before new codes are issued. Question is: What's that about? Give me a freaking break.

  • seanbob360 Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:04 PM (in response to macintosh290)

    You just have a slow internet!

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:13 PM (in response to macintosh290)

    Is there any way to know exactly where ML download is in the process?  The only thing open is the App Store with the ML page, that simply reads 'Downloading' under the ML icon.

     

    But, is there a way to know exactly where in the process I stand?  Know it is a 4.05GB download, but I can't find anything anywhere giving my exact position.

     

    Thanks

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