How to Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion

how to upgrade to Mountain Lion OS XMountain Lion is Apple’s highly anticipated latest operating system that includes some pretty amazing features including iCloud, Reminders, Notes, Messages, Notification Center, Power Nap, Sharing, and many more. There’s 200+ new features that are sure to make your Mac experience even better, if that’s possible.

Here’s the big question on everyone’s mind. How do you upgrade your current operating system to Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion? You’ve come to the right place!

Here’s how to upgrade to Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion


1.  First and foremost, you need to know that you can upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion right from your Mac. You don’t need to visit the Genius Bar and bring home a bunch of boxes. Rest assured, you can do this from the comfort of your own home.

2.  Make sure your current Mac can run and support Mountain Lion.  Here’s a list of Macs that are compatible with 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 aren’t sure what type of Mac you have, click on the Apple icon at the top left of your screen.  Choose “About This Mac” and then click “More Info”.  You’ll see what kind of Mac here.

3.  Make sure you have Lion or the latest version of Snow Leopard.  If you’re unsure what kind of software you’re using, click on the Apple icon at the top left of your screen, click “About This Mac”, click “More Info”.

  • If you are running Lion (10.7.x), then you can proceed to step 4.
  • If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6.x), upgrade to the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard before you purchase Mountain Lion.

4.  Visit the Mac App Store from your Dock and download OS X Mountain Lion for $19.99.  Follow all of the prompts and online instructions.  If you need any help, visit Switch Wireless and we’ll be happy to help.

After you upgrade to Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, please tell us what you think about it in the comments below.  Are you impressed? Or do you think Apple could do better? What new feature is your favorite?