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bguld Level 1 Level 1

I bought a mac mini from the apple store today and it's running 10.8.1  The only update available in my app store in for iphoto and it says I need 10.8.2 to get it.  But there's no option to download 10.8.2 in my app store.  I went and tried to get a COMBO pack update off the app store, but it says my hard drive isn't compatible with it and then went to apple site to download the update for mac mini and the link doesn't work.  Need help finding out how to update my mac mini from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    You must install a special update for your computer but it's not available, so wait to update to OS X 10.8.2

  • rlcoach Level 1 Level 1

    It seems like a long time after 10.8.2 came out, is this definitely the case?


    I cannot even install iPhoto, because it requires 10.8.2. What a ridiculous situation.

  • opendave Level 1 Level 1

    Sounds like I just wasted a couple of hours trying to do the same update you are trying to do.  I bought my mini two days ago and fired it up for the first time this morning.  I did run the Disk Utility and if fixed issues with the Permissions, but that was not the issue.  I even (reluctantly) tried to buy the update from the App Store and it says the update is not compatible with my computer.


    This is my first Mac since I had a Mac Plus way back when, and I can tell you it is not off to a great start.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    The update was available until yesterday, so I don't know why Apple retired that update

  • milanfromnaples Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue with my new Mac mini, just spoke with Apple Support, they know about this problem and all we can do now is just wait for new update, they said...

  • UrielGarciaC Level 1 Level 1

    I've experienced the same issue today, I can't update to OS X 10.8.2, new mac mini late 2012, I also tried to install it using the "combo update" from apple page with no success, Hope they make this update available through the Mac App Store/Software Update. , I think we need to wait... =( , also I've some gamma color issue seems to be so So white!! using HDMI-HDMI and Thunderbolt-HDMI , maybe a driver update for Intel HD 4000

  • gosorio25 Level 1 Level 1

    Hello. Same Issue Here. I received my new Mac Mini today, and I cannot update it to 10.8.2.

  • batbat01 Level 1 Level 1

    Apple has Unofficially turned into Microsoft.


    "Here's an update for you.

    You can't update that till you update this.

    You can find that other update right here where you are looking at the first update."

    (no update available)


    I miss Steve.

  • Msantin Level 1 Level 1

    I bought a new mac mini last week. I updated my old mac mini and did a time capsule backup. When I plug in my new mac mini and restore all the information from the time capsule, I had all my documents, but I can't use iphoto. It tells me that I need to update to 10.8.2, and it has been imposible to update it from the app store. I downloaded the 10.8.2 update from the web and does not upgrade either.


    I called apple support and received no solution.


    Maybe is time to start thinking on switching back to microsoft.


    If anyone has a solution it will be appreciated.

  • bguld Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately we just have to wait for Apple to come out with the proper upgrade.  They know about the issue, because there was something wrong with the 10.8.2 update that was available through the app store before.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7

    Unfortunately the "solution" will be when Apple makes the update available again.


    The new late 2012 machines require a different build, so they can't use the "regular" update. The special update was available last week and was suddenly pulled - I'm sure there must have been a good reason (better safe than sorry).


    So, all you can do is work with your machines as they are until the update is available again.

  • mp davies Level 1 Level 1

    New to Apple always had windows , just had the Mac mini 2012 and want to install aperture

    but not been able to update to 10.2.8  so i can not download it found the support so far very poor from apple .

    not the best start !!

  • William J. Raduchel Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue.  On my MBP-R 13 I reinstalled over 10.8.2 because of an error and got 10.8.1.  Now cannot update to 10.8.2 or run iPhoto, since it was installed when I had 10.8.2.  Apple: get your software in order.

  • SB from SC Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Bill!

    45 years ago, I was one of your students in Junior Economics Tutorial at Harvard.  I know you've done very well since.  I can't complain about how I've done, either.  Today, I have the same problem as you do with my shiny blazing-fast new Macbook Pro with Retina Display and flash storage.  I can't install 10.8.2.  What's annoying about that is that I can't access my iPhoto library, which I imported from my old Macbook.  My old Macbook has 10.8.2 and a version of iPhoto that requires 10.8.2.  If anyone out there is thinking of buying a Macbook Pro with flash memory, I recommend that you wait until Apple comes out with a version of 10.8.2+ that will install.

    Sam Baker

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