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cjddrum1
Mar 17, 2011, 11:23 AM
I just bought a macbook air. Will I need to purchase a super drive to upgrade to lion or will they release a USB option to upgrade?



HE15MAN
Mar 17, 2011, 11:25 AM
I just bought a macbook air. Will I need to purchase a super drive to upgrade to lion or will they release a USB option to upgrade?

I am sure they will do USB and maybe even Mac Store

plaxico44
Mar 17, 2011, 11:28 AM
Im sure they will have a USB version.

drbrog
Mar 17, 2011, 05:13 PM
... or with DVD using remote disc and another Mac

halledise
Mar 17, 2011, 05:47 PM
I just bought a macbook air. Will I need to purchase a super drive to upgrade to lion or will they release a USB option to upgrade?

App Store my friend - that's the new trend. :cool:

you'll download Lion and install.
if you need to you'd then transfer to a usb, optical media or external drive for your backup

possibly Apple will offer a hard copy but somehow I doubt it, unless it's sd card or similar

sparkomatic
Mar 17, 2011, 09:08 PM
App Store my friend - that's the new trend. :cool:

you'll download Lion and install.
if you need to you'd then transfer to a usb, optical media or external drive for your backup

possibly Apple will offer a hard copy but somehow I doubt it, unless it's sd card or similar

Agreed. I could see them making it a tad cheaper if you get it from the app store and then a DVD version on sale for a bit more.

alpha752
Mar 17, 2011, 09:08 PM
App Store my friend - that's the new trend. :cool:

you'll download Lion and install.
if you need to you'd then transfer to a usb, optical media or external drive for your backup

possibly Apple will offer a hard copy but somehow I doubt it, unless it's sd card or similar

So, if its an electronic install, would that mean that Apple would remember me buying Lion on my Apple account, in case I needed to format/install again? In that case id have to install Snow Leopard from my USB restore drive, then redownload the Lion update from the app store? Do I have that right?

MistaBungle
Mar 17, 2011, 09:21 PM
I'm sure the App Store install for Lion is also part of the beta.

However, I would prefer (err, demand) a physical copy.

iNotion
Mar 17, 2011, 09:48 PM
just use any type of external dvd drive.

GekkePrutser
Mar 18, 2011, 07:28 AM
I hope it won't be this app store crap. I need a USB key to physically use. I don't want to restore to Snow Leopard every time I want a fresh install, then update to 10.6.6 to get the App store and then download the whole thing every time. That would be such a hassle.

The app store is nice for small little things but it's not cool to make people download 6 gigs every time they want a fresh install. Some people have metered broadband. Not to mention the hassle of having to install & upgrade SL first. Even just the matter of requiring broadband to install an OS is over the top already.

Not that I do fresh installs every week but I do 'repurpose' my machines sometimes and I tend to prefer a fresh install, especially on an SSD.

Nachos
Mar 18, 2011, 07:34 AM
Use any computer on the same wifi as you with a optical drive. mac or pc doesn't matter.

but they will most likely make a usb version.

halledise
Mar 18, 2011, 01:37 PM
So, if its an electronic install, would that mean that Apple would remember me buying Lion on my Apple account, in case I needed to format/install again? In that case id have to install Snow Leopard from my USB restore drive, then redownload the Lion update from the app store? Do I have that right?

yes.

however, if you'd socked away the Lion download as an image on some external media, you could always startup from said media and install direct from that.
no need to go down the SL route first ;)

jdechko
Mar 18, 2011, 06:03 PM
I think they might offer it for download from the MAS, but I'm hoping there is a boxed version because I want to go to the store launch "party". I worked the launch for Leopard, but I missed snow leopard.

christophermdia
Mar 19, 2011, 01:24 PM
The usb stick we got with our airs is writeable, perhaps we can get a code to flash that drive with new media. Then we dont have to fumble around with a bunch of flash drives. Apple will make it easy though, last thing they want is the apple stores flooded with Mac Air people trying to upgrade their machines.

ct2k7
Mar 19, 2011, 03:40 PM
The usb stick we got with our airs is writeable, perhaps we can get a code to flash that drive with new media. Then we dont have to fumble around with a bunch of flash drives. Apple will make it easy though, last thing they want is the apple stores flooded with Mac Air people trying to upgrade their machines.

I thought it was unwriteable.

Staindsoul
Mar 20, 2011, 07:00 PM
Probably with the USB stick, only way to

Psilocybin
Mar 20, 2011, 07:15 PM
I thought it was unwriteable.

You can format it

zinka
Mar 20, 2011, 08:35 PM
You can format it

How?