Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion
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Installing Mountain Lion


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Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

with Chad Chelius

Video: Installing Mountain Lion

Once you've purchased Mountain Lion from the App Store, you're ready to install it on your computer. Just a reminder, you want to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to run Mountain Lion on your computer and that your current operating system is a minimum of OS 10.6.8 before you try. In this video, I'll walk you through the installation process to get Mountain Lion installed on your computer. Now, I'm beginning this video with OS X Mountain Lion installer already open on my computer. And if you double-check if you go to your Finder and go to the Applications folder. That installer by default is located in the Applications folder when you download it from the Apps Store.
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
  2. 6m 38s
    1. What is an OS?
      1m 18s
    2. What is Mountain Lion?
      1m 24s
    3. System requirements
      3m 56s
  3. 11m 43s
    1. How to get Mountain Lion
      4m 58s
    2. Installing Mountain Lion
      4m 10s
    3. Keeping your Mac up to date
      2m 35s
  4. 23m 13s
    1. The purpose of user accounts
      1m 23s
    2. Creating a user account
      5m 23s
    3. Logging in to a user account
      4m 41s
    4. The Home folder
      5m 10s
    5. Setting parental controls
      6m 36s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. The Finder
      3m 26s
    2. Finder windows
      7m 30s
    3. Customizing the Finder window toolbar
      4m 50s
    4. Finder preferences
      5m 3s
    5. Working with files and folders
      8m 38s
    6. Sharing files between users
      5m 6s
    7. The Dock
      7m 51s
    8. Setting the desktop and the screensaver
      7m 50s
    9. The Dashboard
      5m 27s
    10. Mission Control
      8m 7s
    11. Launchpad
      6m 3s
  6. 17m 54s
    1. Connecting to the Internet
      3m 52s
    2. Safari fundamentals
      6m 26s
    3. Top Sites
      4m 1s
    4. Using the new Share feature
      3m 35s
  7. 13m 52s
    1. Setting up an email account
      3m 45s
    2. The Mail interface
      3m 14s
    3. Working with messages
      6m 53s
  8. 32m 25s
    1. Contacts
      6m 31s
    2. Calendar
      5m 39s
    3. TextEdit
      5m 9s
    4. Preview
      4m 18s
    5. QuickTime player
      4m 50s
    6. Installing applications
      5m 58s
  9. 27m 2s
    1. Reminders
      6m 42s
    2. Notes
      3m 57s
    3. Messages
      5m 6s
    4. Notification Center
      4m 34s
    5. Dictation
      6m 43s
  10. 7m 32s
    1. Backing up with Time Machine
      5m 2s
    2. Restoring files with Time Machine
      2m 30s

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3h 31m Appropriate for all Oct 24, 2012

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Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of Apple OS X, adds more than 200 new features to the operating system. In this workshop, author and expert Chad Chelius shows you how to take advantage of all the power that Mountain Lion puts at your fingertips. After learning how to install and set up the software, create and work with user accounts, and find your way around the interface, you'll get tips on using Mountain Lion to surf the web, send email, play audio and video, and much more. And you'll be introduced to new features like dictation, the Notification Center, and the Reminders, Notes, and Messages applications.

Topics include:
  • Installing Mountain Lion
  • Creating and logging in to a user account
  • Setting parental controls
  • Customizing the Finder window toolbar
  • Sharing files between users
  • Browsing the web with Safari
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Installing applications
  • Using Reminders, Notes, Messages, and the Notification Center
  • Backing up and restoring files with Time Machine
Subjects:
Business video2brain
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Chad Chelius

Installing Mountain Lion

Once you've purchased Mountain Lion from the App Store, you're ready to install it on your computer. Just a reminder, you want to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to run Mountain Lion on your computer and that your current operating system is a minimum of OS 10.6.8 before you try. In this video, I'll walk you through the installation process to get Mountain Lion installed on your computer. Now, I'm beginning this video with OS X Mountain Lion installer already open on my computer. And if you double-check if you go to your Finder and go to the Applications folder. That installer by default is located in the Applications folder when you download it from the Apps Store.

So you could also double-click on this to initiate the installer. Now within the installer, it's really going to guide you through the installation process every step of the way. So as you can see, the next thing I need to do is click the Continue button. When I do this, it's going to display the Apple end user license agreement. And you can read through this on your own and when you're finished we can go ahead and click Agree. We're going to click Agree one more time, and then you can choose which hard drive you want to install Mountain Lion on.

You can click Show All Discs if you want, and then pick from your list of hard drives. So I'm going to make sure that my main hard drive is selected. And then I'm going to click the Install button. You're going to have to enter an administrative username and password to proceed. Once you do that, the installation process will begin. Once the installation process is finished, it's going to ask you to restart your computer. As you can see here, the computer is going to automatically restart if you don't manually click the restart button.

To speed things up a little bit, I'm going to go ahead and click the Restart button manually. After the restart, Mountain Lion is going to continue the installation process, and this is really the second part of the installation. The first part essentially copies files to your hard drive, and now this part is actually installing the actual files onto your computer. Now, I've accelerated this last part to make it a little bit easier for you to watch so you don't have to wait for that progress bar to go. And when your computer reboots, you're going to have to log back into your account.

(audio playing) And then you'll be using Mountain Lion on your computer. Now in this particular example, it is asking me for my Apple ID one more time. So you can either plug this in at this point because it's going to want to use this for iCloud and for App Store purchases or you can skip this step, and enter it later. So I'll go ahead and enter my Apple ID and click Continue. And then we'll agree to the end user license agreement. Click Agree one more time.

Now at this point in time, Mountain Lion wants to set up iCloud on my computer. We're not going to perform this right now. I'm just going to turn this off, and we'll go ahead and click Continue, and we're going to get a confirmation screen indicating that our Mac is set up and ready to use. So I'm going to click the Start Using Your Mac button, and the dialog will go away. And we're now using Mountain Lion on our computer. As you can see, in Mountain Lion, the installation process is quick and easy.

After installation, it's a matter of a few clicks and you'll be up and running in no time, ready to make the most of Apple's latest operating system, Mountain Lion.

There are currently no FAQs about Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

 
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