Can I get Lion on my MBP again?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2010 MBP that i just wiped the harddrive on. It used to have Lion, even though it was shipped with Snow Leopard - as i remember there was a free upgrade to Lion.

    When i reinstall from the DVD it installs Snow Leopard and i have no idea how to get Lion on it again. I tried to option click the "purchase" tab in app store but it does not show Lion.

    Anyone knows what to do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What about buying OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion? And to get Mac OS X 10.7 Lion again, you have to contact Apple and show them your valid purchase of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and they will send you an App Store link, if you want to use Mac OS X 10.7 Lion instead of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or the last proper Mac OS X version.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess i could buy mountain lion, i am just a bit concerned that my semi old MBP Mid2010 (i think) will get slow if i install Mountain Lion on it.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried option clicking the Purchases tab versus normal clicking it?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    nah, fear not - my MBP 17" from early 2009 didn't get slow with ML. I don't think the latest OS X iterations has been any much slower, this is much more a problem with iOS...
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried the option clicky thing, but as i remember i did not get it from the app store but from a software update - as i remember all MBP bought in a certain time period got it for free.

    Good to hear that ML does not slow down the computer though if it ends up with me having to purchase that. I would prefer to just get Lion back on it though.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was an UPGRADE, you could only get it via the Mac App Store (MAS) or a 69 USD USB flash memory thumb drive from the Apple Online Store.
    If you bought your Mac within a free upgrade period, you would have had to contact Apple and prove the date of your purchase and they would have get you a code to use with the MAS.

    Again, try this thread for more clarification and a number.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just did a search in my emails and i actually found a receipt from itunes store that i bought OS X Lion, v10.7.2, Developer: iTunes S.a.r.l. (4+).

    So should it not appear in app store when i do the option click?
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    It should, I think. Contact Apple and see what they say.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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