Skip navigation

Cannot reinstall 10.8 on new Mac mini

389 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 6:13 AM by VikingOSX RSS
christian.schmitt Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Nov 8, 2012 11:35 PM

OK, so here's what I did so far:

 

  • Bought a new Mac mini (i7)
  • Moved apps and data from my old Mac mini using the migration assistant

 

All went smooth up to here. Now what I want to do is do a fresh installation of Mountain Lion

after all. And this is where the problems start.

 

I still have the downloaded Mountain Lion app on my external hard drive. When I

double click on it it tells me that my Mac is not compatible with Mountain Lion.

OK, may be it's outdated (the installer). So I went over to the App Store trying

to download the installer again. No such luck: The App Store also tells me

that I cannot download this software because my computer is not compatible

with Mac OSX 10.8

 

Does anyone have an idea what might cause this sudden incompatibility?

 

Thanks,

Christian

Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (1)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.