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aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

I noticed two updaters and the OSXUpd10.8.4.dmg rather than the combo and it worked. I went back to the Moutain Lion page to dowload the the full 10.8.4 but got confused by the Apple dialog box that says

 

Would you like to continue?

 

OS X v10.8.4 is already installed on this computr.

Use the Updates page to install the 10.8.3 update or

if you would like to download the full OS X Mountain

Liion installer click Continue

 

If I click on continue with it give me the full 10.8.3 or 10.8.4?  I chickend out and used Cancel


iMac, MacBook Pro and iPad2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,340 points)

    You will get the version listed. Apple keeps the App Store version up to date, so it will install OS X 10.8.4 if you download it.

  • 2. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    keg55 Level 5 Level 5 (5,925 points)

    aRKay wrote:

     

    If I click on continue with it give me the full 10.8.3 or 10.8.4?  I chickend out and used Cancel

    Not sure. I don't know how long before Apple puts the full installer on the Mac App Store. I can only assume it's there as of yesterday. What you might do is after the download completes, grab the InstallESD.dmg file; then quit the installer. Restore the InstallESD.dmg file to a USB thumb drive (8GB); then look at the version plist to see if it's 10.8.4.

     

    I always wait a week before grabbing the newly released update full installer.

  • 3. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    putnik Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)

    You get the 10.8.4 version, I have just done this procedure.   I must admit the mention of 10.8.3 was a bit off-putting.

     

    I make a copy of the installer and keep it on a bootable clone, so that I can do erase installs as necessary.  Mainly because my internet connection is very slow and 4.46Gb uses valuable band width too.  It took three hours to download!

  • 4. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Jeremy Bohn Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    It will say on the Mountain Lion product page that it's 10.8.4

    Lower down it says "what's new" etc.

  • 5. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    putnik Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)

    I mean this, from the Purchases tab download of the full installer

     

     

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  • 6. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    I downloaded the whole thing but cannot find the installer .dmg on my hard drive. I did not let it restart becasue I wanted to save the installer. They used to put it in the Applicaitons folder but I can't find it or do not know what filename to find. Some help with the location of the  4.4 GB file will be appreciated

  • 7. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Jeremy Bohn Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    The installer will run once it's downloaded. Do not let it continue. Instead, control-click on it's icon in the dock and choose Options > Show in Finder. This will reveal where the install app is located. It is not a .dmg file.

     

    Quit the installer app and then drag the app out of the Applications folder to save it elsewhere.

  • 8. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,340 points)

    The file should be an application called "Install OS X Mountain Lion" and be in your Applications folder. It should launch immediately once downloaded, and you can locate its icon in the Dock and right click it to reveal its location in the Finder as one way to get to it.

  • 9. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    I looked and found a new file downloaded today 5-Jun on my external drive called "Install OS X Mountain Lion" and hte installer version is 1.3.24 and it is 4.46 GB.  The filename nor the Get Infor says anything about it being an installer for 10.8.4. As I recal the GM installer for 10.8.3 was version 1.3.33

     

    Can someone verify that the version 1.3.24 Install OS X Mountioin Lion is for 10.8.4

  • 10. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    aRKay Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)

    Topher,

     

    Can you tell me the version number for the coreect 10.8.4 Install OS X Mountain Lion?  The one that I downloaded today is version 1.3.24 and something tells me that i may not be for 10.8.4

  • 11. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    keg55 Level 5 Level 5 (5,925 points)

    The Install OS X Mountain Lion.app file is the installer. The InstallESD.dmg file is inside it.

     

    RIght click on the OS X Mountain Lion.app and select "Show Package Contents".

    Open the "Contents" folder.

    Open the "SharedSupport" folder. Inside there is the InstallESD.dmg file. Copy it to your Desktop or /Downloads folder.

    Now you can use Disk Utility to Restore the InstallESD.dmg file (image) to a USB thumb drive (8GB).

    After you Restore the .dmg file to a thumb drive, there is a version plist that you can open to see the OS version number.

     

    If you downloaded the OS X Mountain Lion.app file from the Mac App Store, it is most likely 10.8.4.

  • 12. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,340 points)

    Right-click the Install OS X Mountain Lion application and choose Show Contents. Then go to the Contents > Shared Support folder and open the InstallESD.dmg file in there (it will verify and mount as a disk image). In the image that mounts, go to the System > Library > CoreServices folder, and in here you should see a file called "SystemVersion.plist." Open this file, and you will see a number of strings that tell you what verison of the OS is i the image.

  • 13. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,340 points)

    If the verison is the one you want, then follow Keg55's advice to create a boot/install disk from it, or you can run it directly to install.

  • 14. Re: Full Mountain Lion Installer 10.8.4
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,165 points)

    1.3.24 is the version on the 10.8.4 installer I downloaded today. This program will make a bootable USB for you.

     

    Bootable Drive DVD or USB Flash Drive – Lion Diskmaker

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