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BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

Downloaded Mount Lion OS X successfully using recovery mode / Disk utilities


And the installer is installing  the OS X, during the installation time, I am getting a message as " the remaining: about : 24 minutes"

like this keeps increasing theIn minus.


But the installation is successful.What is the reason and I can not understand why it is happening.


What is the solution, please help me out if anybody knows about it.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, the message was -24 minutes like this it is increasing in minus.

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    But the installation is successful. (...)


    What is the solution, please help me out if anybody knows about it.


    Well, you don't have a problem, so you won't need a solution. The counter is nothing but an indication, so nothing to worry about.

  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your kind reply.


    But the installer menu is not disappearing and it is still appearing with message as " -45 minutes".


    It supposes to reboot automatically but this message is still appearing as the remaining: -47 minutes" and it keeps increasing in minus. But the installation supposes to finish within 25 to 30 minutes, but it is not happening


    What shall I do on this stage? Pls advise.


    Kindly do the needful

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    Oh, so the installation was not successful?!


    EDIT: Sorry, hit "Add reply" too early...


    So, which exact MBP do you have, and which OS X are you trying to update/upgrade?

  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, what shall I do now? Pls advise

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    Maybe answer my question...

  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    From recovery mode/ disk utility, after erasing with disk repair, I am downloading

    Mountain Lion OS X. I am having MacBook Pro 13inch Note book.

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    It sounds as if you have a rather slow Internet connection? If you're using Internet Recovery (which you are) DON'T rely on a wifi connection - make SURE that you are connected to your router via Ethernet as you will get 3x the speed on wired Ethernet as you would on wifi.


    So start the process again and remember that you're installing a nearly 5GB file - and it will take some time.



  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    What OS X version is/was on your machine when you booted into Recovery, and why do you need to use Recovery?

  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    It is Mountain Lion 10.8 version.


    I have upgraded Mountain Lion 3 months before. After that the system was not working properly. One day the system did not boot at all and tried no of times the same problem.


    I took advise through somebody that I should use recovery mode and reinstall the software after

    Disk repair and erase.


    And then started downloading the Mountain Lion OS X which downloaded successfully.


    I am having problem now while installing the software.


    Kindly assist me to proceed further.

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    You can abort the process anytime and re-try. As clinton says, make sure that your Internet connection works well - interruptions are certainly not helpful...

  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your advice and solutions.


    Due to slow Internet connection in my house, I can not download the Mountain Lion OS X without

    Interruptions. Therefore, I decided to send it to Apple authorized service centre, Chennai in India.


    My system current config is:


    MacBook Pro ( 13 inch purchased in Jan 2012), RAM - 4GB, 500GB SSD, Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 (upgraded

    In Aug 2012)


    When I was using the system, I faced some problems like while click any application, it takes

    A few seconds to come up; if I click 4 to 5 applications at a time, the system used to hang or

    Sometime nothing on the screen.


    Due to the above problems, one day the system refused totally to boot up.


    Now I need an advice whether I can upgrade the RAM to 8GB or what is the best as i am already

    sending the system to service center so that they do it once for all.


    Kindly advise or give me a good suggestions.

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    So you've likely a late 2011 13" MBP. You can upgrade the RAM yourself - up to 16GB using two 8GB 204-pin PC-10600 (1333 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM sticks. Or you can just upgrade to 8GB if you want - using two 4GB sticks (but RAM is cheap right now - a good time to buy). At an Apple service center they would simply charge too much for the RAM and installation - it's very easy to DIY.


    Do you have a friend or neighbor who has a faster Internet connection? Seems a shame to send the machine out to a service center just to get Mountain Lion installed.



  • BalajiKanniah Level 1 (0 points)

    How much will it cost for 16GB RAM ?


    Kindly advise.

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