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Dear Friends

I have a MACBOOK PRO with os mountain lion on it but it is giving issues
thinking of reinstalling

when i bought this it came with Snow Leopard and i do have cd's for it

For reinstalling do i have to start with snow leopard and update with Lion and again with Mountain Lion or do i have a way of installing a mountain straight on it

please help me

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You can reinstall just ML, but it would make more sense (and probably be easier) to address whatever issues you are having with the MBP first.

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Dear Friends

I have a MACBOOK PRO with os mountain lion on it but it is giving issues
thinking of reinstalling

when i bought this it came with Snow Leopard and i do have cd's for it

For reinstalling do i have to start with snow leopard and update with Lion and again with Mountain Lion or do i have a way of installing a mountain straight on it
If you purchased ML via a Mac App Store download. Then there should be no problems…since you should have made a bootable ML installer on a USB stick just for these sort of occasions. Or maybe now is a good time to re-download ML…and make one!

- Nick

p.s. FWIW…you do also have the ML recovery partition.

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If you purchased ML via a Mac App Store download. Then there should be no problems…since you should have made a bootable ML installer on a USB stick just for these sort of occasions. Or maybe now is a good time to re-download ML…and make one!

- Nick

p.s. FWIW…you do also have the ML recovery partition.

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thanks for the advice and can you please explain in creating a bootable usb
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thanks for the advice and can you please explain in creating a bootable usb
Sure thing...here's one example of the process:

How to create a bootable, backup Mountain Lion install disk | Ars Technica

If this procedure doesn't work for you (if you find it confusing)...you can find MANY more by doing an internet search (Google).

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