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Clean erase and install Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on Macbook air 2011

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by squaremon, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular


    I was wonder if it is possible to perform a clean "erase and install" lion on the 2011 macbook air that already come with lion. if so how? thx:D
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Check back a few pages, there is about 10 other threads with the same question.

    Or Google it.
  3. macrumors regular


    i tried google it but only found reinstall from 10.6 to lion:(
  4. macrumors regular

  5. macrumors regular


    i found a way, not sure if its the best way. what i did was hold down option after restart. then I select recovery disc and erase my hd in disk utility. then install mac os x lion :D
  6. macrumors member

    I'm trying to do the same but the only option I'm getting is to choose a network, and my network is not coming up...tried to input the network manually and still won't work.

    Any ideas?
  7. macrumors demi-god


    Is you router configured to "show SSID"? Also, make sure your router is suing WPA encryption and not WEP, as WEP will not work with recovery.
  8. macrumors member

    That did it...thanks.

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