The Mountain Lion has a solid UNIX foundation and delivers one of the best computer experiences ever. Obviously, there are many users out there, who would want to upgrade their Mac to the new OS X and would want to know how to go about it.
Before you upgrade, you must check and identify whether your Mac meets the basic requirements for such an upgrade. While most of the computers sold over the last few years since 2009 qualify, some of them may not make it for such an upgrade. Anyway, mentioned below are some tips on how to go about upgrading your Mac to a Mountain Lion OS X.
A lot of this depends on the type of computer you currently have. If you had purchased your Mac after mid 2011, then you can freely upgrade your Mac to the Mountain Lion OS X at the Mac Application Store. It will not cost a dime.
However, if you had purchased your Mac sometime after 2009, then ensure that you either have the Mountain version or the Snow Leopard versions of OS installed on your Mac. You can upgrade it via the Mac App Store and it will cost you only $20 for not one but all your Macs.
If you are already using Lion, then you can find out if your computer qualifies for an upgrade by clicking on the Apple icon on the screen. Ensure that you have the latest version of Snow Leopard or you have Lion already running on your Mac.
Also, check and identify what version of OS X that your Mac is running. If you are running the OS Lion (10.7.x) then you can easily upgrade to Mountain Lion.
You can download it via the Mac App Store and it will cost you $20 for all your Macs and then just follow the onscreen instructions for installing it. However, if you have an older Mac and it is running on Snow Leopard (10.6.x), then you have to first upgrade to the latest version of Snow Leopard Operating System, before you purchase Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store.
You have to also remember that there is a possibility that an older Mac will not work on a Mountain Lion Operating System, as you will require at least a minimum of 2 GB memory and about 8 GB storage space.
There is a possibility that the OS X Mountain Lion may run, but it is likely that some of its features will not work on older Macs.
Prior to upgrading your Mac, make a note to clean and optimize your hard drive. Although the Mountain Lion OS X requires only about 8 GB storage space, it is wise to clean your Mac of all those useless files, applications, programs and any other temporary files that occupy space.
Also, ensure that your drive is error free. You must also remember to backup your drive before your proposed upgrade. In short, the Mountain Lion OS X makes a Mac a Mac.
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