4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2012 6:47 AM by circulair@
circulair@ Level 1 (5 points)

Should I just download Mountain Lion again? Or wait as there has been no invoice notification!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), New to Apple at 60+
  • dominic23 Level 8 (37,637 points)

    Leave it as such. You can download again to additional Macs if you have.





  • circulair@ Level 1 (5 points)

    Can I make USB bootable backup from this? single Mac owner. Although not sure why I would need one....

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    What you want to make is a Mountain Lion Install USB thumb drive. That takes a file from the download and creates a USB stick that has all the Mountial Lion install files on it so you would NEVER have to download Mountain Lion again from the Apple servers. That is if you ever want to reinstall ML on your computer. Which is what you'll have to do if the hard drive fails.


    You can also use it as a Boot device to run Disk Utility to correct disk problems or restore from a Time Machine backup or even just browse the net with Safari.


    I have one for Lion and now one for Mountain Lion. Wouldn't be without them. I'm not really a fan of having to download a 3.5 or 4.7 GB file from the internet just to reinstall the OS. And what happens if you have no internet connection and you have to reinstall the OS. No internet mean no reinstall means no computer.

  • circulair@ Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks I have a few usb sticks that I haven't used for years and all have "Windows" files on, it's about time I sorted through them....