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Update of OS from 10.7.5 to 10.8.4


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I am running a late 2009 Mac mini (2.53 mhz; Core 2 Duo; 8 GB RAM) and a 2011 MacBook Pro. I purchased Mountain Lion last year when I bought both systems and have noticed that my Macbook Pro has updated to 10.8.4 while my Mac mini remains at 10.7.5. When I have checked for updates on my mini it says everything is up to date. When I have manually downloaded 10.8.4 and tried to update it states that I must have 10.8 on my system (which doesn't appear to exist). Looking for clues as to what to do.
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If you had made a bootable USB flash drive when you downloaded Mountain Lion to update your MacBook Pro, you could have used it to update your Mini. So, here's what you need to do:

Download Mountain Lion again from your MacBook Pro (it's free), and instead of installing it to the MacBook Pro, use the installer to make a USB flash drive. Use the flash drive to then install Mountain Lion on your Mini.

Follow these instructions to make the flash drive. Note: you need a flash drive of at least 8GB capacity. LINK
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Thanks ... I'll give it a try.
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