Cannot redownload Mountain Lion after SSD installation.
I installed an empty Samsung 830 SSD and 16GB of Kingston Ram into a Mac mini late 2012 i7 2,3. I never booted the original configuration which my have been a mistake.
I could not install Mountain Lion (ML) from a USB installer, even after the SSD had been initialized and formatted. I had to put the original HDD into an external enclosure, boot from it and then clone ML from the external drive to the installed SSD. This works woth both Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) and SuperDuper. CCC lets you create a recovery partition in addition to the ML partition.
However, when I try to re-download ML from the Mac App Store (honestly purchased) on the Mac mini late 2012, I get an incompatibility message. Also, the system still does not accept the ML USB installer.
Apparently, the Mac mini is not recognized by the Mac App store after the hardware changes (SSD + Ram).
What can I do to get the Mac app store to recognize my Mac mini?
Is this a good question?