11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2012 9:35 AM by tal1971
tal1971 Level 2 (245 points)

I'm thinking of getting an iMac for my next computer, probably in 6 months or so.


From another post/question I have on the forums, someone mentioned that:


'New iMacs no longer come with install disks'


They went onto say that it should be possible to create a bootup/install disk and also create the same on a USB thumb drive.


Basically I wanting to know that in the worst case scenario of my iMac not booting up at all due to some software issue preventing it and I couldnt access the recovery partion. How would I be able to get my iMac up and running again if the iMac did not come with a bootup/install disk?


Also, I was wondering if anyone has created a bootup/install disk and or a USB thumb drive with a recently purchased iMac that has Mountain Lion installed (latest OS) and if so, could you provide me with instructions on how to do this please?



Thanks in advance

Windows Vista, iPad (3rd Gen) 32GB iPhone 4S 32GB