Lion no longer shows up in the AP store. Mountain Lion appears to be the only option for up-graders from previous OSX versions. Is this the case?
Lion no longer shows up in the AP store. Mountain Lion appears to be the only option for up-graders from previous OSX versions. Is this the case?I called up AppleCare about a month ago about this. They said they can provide a link to it, but that it couldn't be found by searching. I found it a bit strange, but normally they didn't sell old versions of their OS when in physical form, so it makes sense.I didn't end up buying it, but you should be able to get it by calling them up, or possibly talking to someone at an Apple store.Aaron
Aaron could you tell us who/how you called Apple? While I have Applecare and undoubtedly start that way, I suspect most folks who need Lion might have hardware that will not run Mountain Lion -- and that hardware would be beyond Applecare.GordonAtlanta
On page 11 of the November MacWorld a reader notes that People running 2006 Mac equipment can run lion but not Mountain lion. Apparently they would have no way to reinstall Lion if they needed to. I also wonder, "What if the restoral partition is corrupted?"
That's kind of odd. If someone is on Snow Leopard, don't they have to get Lion in order to get Mountain Lion? Or can they go straight to ML?dsbrady
It is possible to go directly from SL to ML. The only "gotcha" is you must upgrade SL to get both MAS and some other item required to download/install ML. GordonAtlanta
It is possible to go directly from SL to ML.Thanks. For some reason, I thought Lion was required to upgrade to Mountain Lion. Maybe it was just the App Store was required.dsbrady
I made an install disk of Lion. I hope it works, because at some point I am putting my old 2006 MacPro up for sale and I need to reinstall the OS when I wipe the hard drive.Birgit
Aaron could you tell us who/how you called Apple? After searching around the app store and I think the support site, I selected online to have AppleCare call me. It had me put in the serial number of my machine, which is not still under Applecare, and so then I selected something about buying the OS so that it would be a free call.The guy that I talked to said he had heard there was a way, but didn't know it off the top of his head. It think he then talked to someone, and said again that there was a way. It's been a month now...but he thought if I called someone in purchasing or something.....Sorry, I don't remember the details, and can't find the e-mail I asked him to send me about it. But try calling Applecare, and they should be able to let you know if there is a way.It would be nice if Apple made available the old OS's, either to people buying the newer one, or even for free like they did long long ago with OS 7 and 7.1 I believe. There's also a little too much blocking going on, as I was trying to buy Mountain Lion when I was bringing up my newer iMac that supported it, but only had my other 2 macs running that apparently are cut off from Mountain Lion. So, I was going to be installing onto a HD that would go into a machine that supported it, but wasn't able to buy it.As such, now a month later, I'm still running Snow Leopard on the newer iMac. But just haven't yet.Aaron
With the exception of certain features that SL users are blocked from, many still prefer SL to Lion or ML. I know a local store that resisted it for awhile, quite awhile.
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