4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 6:48 PM by babowa
brent7777 Level 1 (0 points)

where can i purchase mountain lion on usb. I only have limited wireless internet and dont want to download it.

thank you

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 (25,865 points)

    it is not offered for sale on a usb.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,940 points)

    Do you have an Apple store within a reasonable distance? I'd consider making an appointment with the Genius Bar and purchase it there (bring your machine) and have them download it for you. When the download is finished, dismiss the installer and copy it (it's in the applications folder) to another location (folder or external drive) - then you can install (the installer self destructs afterwards). This way, you'll have a copy of it if you need to reinstall for any reason.

  • brent7777 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the advise. I'll visit my Apple store to download. Cheers

  • babowa Level 7 (29,940 points)

    You do need to bring your machine because the purchase will be tied to your Apple ID and the machine ID. Just explain that you have very limited internet access and are unable to do it at home. Unless you want to, you don't have to install it while there - when the download is finished, quit the installer, find it in the Applications folder and copy it elsewhere for safekeeping. Then go home and launch the installer in the applications folder by doubleclicking it.


    Make sure you have a backup of everything just in case.