Mountain Lion is the latest OS X which is available to purchase and has access to download from the App Store. Mountain Lion is available in the format of digital download in the Mac App Store and not available on a disc. The installer size measures approximately 4.05 GB and can easily create a bootable USB installer drive for Mountain Lion. There are several Macs from which users can install at no additional charges. But, if you have never upgraded your Mac or any older version of Mountain Lion you still have the option to purchase the license for Mountain Lion as Apple lets you purchase Lion OS X 10.7, Snow Leopard OS X 10.6, and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

With quite 65 million users—consumers, scientists, animators, developers, system administrators, and more—OS X is the most generally used UNIX® desktop operating system. Tight integration with hardware—from the sleek MacBook Air to the powerful Mac Pro—makes OS X the platform of choice for an emerging generation of power users.

How to Clean Install Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 using USB 1
Clean Install Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

The OS X kernel is predicated on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 and features an extensible architecture supported well-defined kernel programming interfaces (KPIs). OS X was the primary OS to ship as one install that would boot into either a 32-bit or 64-bit kernel, either of which could run 32-bit and 64-bit applications at the full native performance. Starting with a cougar, OS X exclusively uses a 64-bit kernel, but it continues to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

After the user receives a license, the user gets a notification of redemption code from Apple.

Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 is one of the greatest operating systems from Apple. This version supports video conversion applications and runs at a rapid pace compared to others.

The user can run the installer from the older version or upgrade it too. But there are different kinds of reasons users might require to create a bootable installer. 

Following is the list to how to create a bootable USB installer drive for Mountain Lion:

The user copy of Mountain Lion is installed on as many Macs you want at no additional cost. To install multiple Macs, a bootable USB installer is more scalable as compared to downloading on every individual computer. The user can also make your own bootable USB installer disk before any upgrades. If the user’s Mac is damaged or has any corrupt errors in the operating system. Moreover, it doesn’t allow you to boot then the user will never get a faster internet connection.

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Clean Install Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 using USB

To create a bootable Mountain Lion USB installer disk, the user is required to get a copy of the installation file of Mountain Lion. If a user’s Mac runs on a previous version, the user can download it from the app store. Else, if a user has never experienced downloading then it needs to be purchased the license code for Mountain Lion and redeem it. Moreover, the user can also borrow from friends or colleagues to create the same file.  

Make the OS X cougar Install Drive

  • Launch Disk Utility and connect a USB drive to the Mac
  • Select the USB drive from the left menu and click on on “Erase” tab, choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” because the format, then click on the “Erase” button within the corner
  • Now select the formatted USB drive from the left side and click on on the “Restore” tab
  • Drag the previously mounted “Mac OS X Install ESD” image into the “Source” section
  • Drag the formatted partition to the “Destination” section, then click on “Restore”

Confirm that the USB drive will lose its data and enter the Admin password when asked

Disk Utility will now create a bootable OS X cougar installer drive out of USB drive using the disk image, this will take a touch while counting on how briskly the drive and Mac are but 20-30 minutes isn’t unusual.

How to Clean Install Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 using USB

You can clean install Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 using USB by accessing the link below. Also, make sure that you have enough back up before you proceed with the same. There are a lot of duplicate ISO images on the market and it is best to download the same from a trusted source.

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