2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2012 9:13 PM by sberman
alfredopacas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. I have the OS X version 10.7.4  Is this Mountain Lion? If I download Mountain Lion, will I lose all the programs/documents I've downloaded? Does Mountain Lion work well on the MacBook Air? Thanks!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,890 points)

    Welcome to Apple Communities


    You have Lion. You don't lose files when you upgrade to Mountain Lion, but you must do a backup

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (29,355 points)

    Mountain Lion is OS X version 10.8, so no, you do not have Mountain Lion.  You have Lion.


    You will not lose all the programs or all the documents.  But it is possible that some third party software does not run under Mountain Lion.  Here's an article about it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3258


    The one program I know that ran under Lion but is not quite ready for Mountain Lion (though the developers are working on it) is TechTool Pro 6.


    Also, not all MacBook Airs are compatible.  Your MacBook Air must be from late 2008 or newer to accept Mountain Lion.


    I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and Mountain Lion is great for me!


    Good luck.  I hope you use and enjoy it.