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Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in 3 Simple Steps

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

3 simple steps to upgrade to Mountain Lion OS XAre you wondering how to upgrade your Mac to Apple’s latest and greatest, OS X Mountain Lion?  Well you’ve come to the right place.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wrote this blog post on how to upgrade to Mountain Lion in 3 simple steps.  As always, if you have any issues at all while upgrading, you can tweet us at @iHospital, drop into one of our locations, or contact us using our website contact form.  It’s important to remember that you can upgrade to Mountain Lion OS X from home.  It costs $20 and you can purchase it directly from the Mac App Store.  This is welcome news as its predecessor, Lion, set us back $50!

[Related: 5 Ways to Prepare for the Mountain Lion OS X Upgrade!]

Here’s How to Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion in 3 Simple Steps

1.)  You must have one of the following Macs to be able to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
If you’re Mac isn’t listed above, head directly to your favorite Apple retailer and start looking for a new computer!

2.)  You must be running Lion or the latest version of Snow Leopard to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.  If you aren’t sure what software you have, click on the Apple icon on the top left of your screen, choose “About This Mac”, Click “More Info”, and you’ll see what version of OS X your Mac is running.  Here are some further instructions directly from the Apple website:

If you are running Lion (10.7.x), you’re ready to update to Mountain Lion. Go to Step 3. If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6.x), update to the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard before you purchase OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. Click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version.

3.) After you’ve finished step two and three, head over to the Mac Apple Store and download Mountain Lion.  If you have any issues downloading your software, please feel free to contact us.

Do you own multiple household Macs? You’ll be happy to know that Apple is allowing users to purchase one copy of Mountain Lion for $19.99 and install it on multiple computers.

Have you upgraded to Apple’s latest OS X operating system? What do you think of it? What’s your favorite update? Is it lacking anything? We want to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below.

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