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How can I install Mountain Lion from the Recovery disk of a machine that had Lion ?

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Aug 21, 2012 7:55 PM

Hello all!!

 

I recently picked up a used MacBook (Uni-body Aluminum 2009 MacBook running Lion). The laptop was running Lion, I then wiped the machine (to clear all personal data from pervious owner). I booted, held option to access the recovery HDD. Upon booting into the disk i wanted to reinstall the OS. I dont have the disks that come with all MacBooks to reinstall the factory OS. So i have bought Mountain Lion for my other laptop (2011 Macbook). Is there a way to either: Make a disk of the downloaded version of Mountain Lion or downloan a copy straight to the laptop I am attempting to resotre???

 

 

Under my account I never bought Lion only had Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion, I suspect this is the issue which is why I wanted to explore the option of making a bootable disk with the newer OS on it to restore the other laptop. My apple ID is associated with Mountain Lion.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion, Have Lion resotre w/ Mnt Lion

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