Mac OS X Lion is only available as a $20 from the Apple Online Store (not the App Store) when you purchase
Apple recently dropped the $19.99 fee for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, making the older Mac updates free to download, reports Macworld. Apple has kept OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. OS X Lion 10.7.4. Important Note: OS X 10.7 Lion has been replaced by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The 10.7.4 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. Last update 4 Sep. 2014 Licence Free OS Support Mac Downloads Total.
Os X Lion Installer
you will e-mailed a redeem code which you use in the App Store (not the Apple Online Store).
From macOS Sierra Apple stopped the Purchased section of the App Store showing previously downloaded
If you want to try internet recovery follow this,
The certificates for several of Apples OS's expired in October 2019, Apple have been very poor at getting these updated on their Recovery Servers with valid certificates. This may be the problem you are experiencing.
Try this workaround, we are going to set the time and date on your mac to a date previous to the expiry date of the certificates.
Connect your mac to your router via cable, not WiFi
Boot to your Recovery HD, click on Utilities in the menubar select Terminal.
Make sure WiFi is switched off, it can reset the date back to today.
Enter a new date, for example or just copy and paste
Os X Lion Installer Usb
enter your password
If Terminal returns an error saying sudo : command not found, then try again without sudo.
Now try downloading the OS.
If this works then when the OS is installed and booted up you can Open System Preferences> Date & Time
and reset the time back to today.
Your 2019 iMac can install Yosemite or El Capitan which are available as free downloads.
If you want more information about that then ask.
Aug 23, 2020 8:35 PM
While macOS is currently on version 11 (otherwise known as Big Sur) and macOS 12 Monterey is coming later this year, there are plenty of folks who use old versions of the Mac operating system. Some people are still using OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and until recently, you had to pay Apple $19.99 to get download codes for those OSes. But there’s good news: Apple is now offering Lion and Mountain Lion for free for anyone who wants them.
To get Lion and Mountain Lion for free, you can visit the support documents for those OSes on Apple’s website:
- Mac OS X Lion installer free download (4.72GB)
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion installer free download (4.45GB)
Strangely, Apple still sells Lion and Mountain Lion for $19.99 each. Apple stopped charging for macOS updates with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Is my Mac compatible with OSX Lion and Mountain Lion?
Lion runs on Macs that came prior to the launch of Mountain Lion in 2012. Mountain Lion runs on the Macs below, but you may not be able to downgrade to it unless you completely reformat the drive. You can’t install an old OS on top of a newer one. Also, the oldest OS an M1 Mac can run is Big Sur.
- MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2012)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 to mid-2012)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2011)
- iMac (Mid-2007 to 2011)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 and 2010)
If you want to know if your specific Mac can run OS X Lion or Mountain Lion, you can use our complete list of versions of macOS that a Mac can run. We have instructions on how to make a bootable Lion drive or a bootable Mountain Lion drive, in case you want to start from scratch on the Macs you’re working on.
Can I get OS X Snow Leopard?
Mac OS X 10. 6 Snow Leopard was released in 2009 and introduced the Mac App Store. Apple used to sell Snow Leopard for $19.99, but Apple no longer offers it. You can find downloadable copies of Snow Leopard and Leopard on the Internet Archive and the reviews on the Internet Archive pages have tips on how to create USB installers from the downloads.
Editor’s note: This article was adapted from Macwelt.