View Full Version : The old USB for a clean reinstall

Jun 28, 2012, 11:17 AM
I just realised that you no longer get that little USB in the manual to clean install your macbookair if you want to, I dont know if you got them in the 2011 models either, how come?
How would you go about doing this now?

Jun 28, 2012, 11:25 AM

see "internet recovery". Basically, it will download the installer and install the OS for you whenever you want to reinstall. All you need is Wifi.

Jun 28, 2012, 11:26 AM
With the release of Lion, no Mac gets reinstallation media. You use Internet Recovery or the Recovery partition to restore your machine.