OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Mountain Lion
If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you may order it from this page.
The current version of the Mac operating system is macOS High Sierra. To learn more, please click here.
What do you receive: An email with a content code for the Mac App Store.
Note: Redemption codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer.
Content codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer. The use of content codes and redeemed software is subject to the terms and conditions of the Mac App Store (http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/) and the OS X Mountain Lion End User License Agreement (http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/). Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Some Mountain Lion features have additional hardware requirements. These requirements may be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5444.
System RequirementsTo install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
- 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)
Your Mac needs:
- OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
- 2 GB or more of memory
- 8 GB or more of available space
Ratings & Reviews
For people with older Macs than Sierra, this is the only available option
Apple Support Communities user tip 3761 describes in more detail upgrade options for Mountain Lion. People with Mountain Lion c Apple Support Communities user tip 3761 describes in more detail upgrade options for Mountain Lion. People with Mountain Lion compatibility, but not Mac OS Sierra compatibility, can upgrade to 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 if they can get the Mac App Store to release one of them for download, and then go up to 10.9.5, 10.10.5, or 10.11.6 to receive the latest security updates for the particular operating system. If you already downloaded 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11 before they were discontinued, the download history of the App Store should allow you to redownload it. Overall, a good system if your software is only compatible with it. Newer operating systems may add newer features, but you should check if those features are worthwhile. Do not upgrade if you have a slow or crashing Mac, and always backup your data before installing anything new. Crashing and slowness usually indicate something not compatible is installed, a directory issue, or a hardware issue. …
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is there a download for Mountain Lion?
- Asked by Melinda G from Fort Myers
- Dec 17, 2017
apple (dot) com/shop/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion
- Answered by Clifford E from Hastings
- Dec 30, 2017
How to download Mountain Lion freely considering I already had this OS X system and want to downgrade from Sierra now?
- Asked by Amilton M from Campinas
- Nov 6, 2017
I have a MacBook from 2007, Current OS is something like 10.6, is it at all compatible?
- Asked by Pilar S from Oakland
- Jul 19, 2017
Probably not, if it is a MacBook (not a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air) and it is from 2007, it's not su Probably not, if it is a MacBook (not a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air) and it is from 2007, it's not supported.
To be completely sure, check the "Model Identifier" from the Apple Menu (Apple icon in the upper left corner), then "About this Mac", in the window that opens, click "System Report", then select "Hardware", in the Hardware Overview you'll see the "Model Identifier" listed.
Only MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs with the following Model Identifiers can run OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion :
MacBookPro3,1 and higher
MacBookAir2,1 and higher
MacBook5,1 and higher
Judging from the info you've supplied, your Model Identifier is either MacBook2,1 or MacBook3,1 so you won't be able to install OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. …
- Answered by Toon B
- Oct 15, 2017
If I’ll have Mac OS High Sierra then can I install mountain lion?
- Asked by Vinayak D from Mumbai
- Nov 7, 2017
If your system came with High Sierra, no. This is an EXTREME downgrade.
- Answered by Kim E from Orlando
- Dec 10, 2017
I have a similar problem and I plan to partition my hard drive and re-install Mountain Lion in its o I have a similar problem and I plan to partition my hard drive and re-install Mountain Lion in its own partition. Then I can choose to boot up in either Mountain Lion or Sierra. While in Mountain Lion, I then plan to plug in my back-up disk and *hope* the old applications will run from their previous back ups. Don't know for sure if this is going to work, but it's worth a try. It would cost me a fortune to switch from my older versions of Adobe Photoshop and Word to the newer versions...wish I had thought of that before upgrading. I never even wanted to upgrade, I liked my system the way it was, but was forced into the upgrade because Chrome and Safari no longer supported my OS. :( …
- Answered by Colleen D from Van Nuys
- Jul 17, 2017