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

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

  1. squaremon
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    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. Quad5Ny
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    Check back a few pages, there is about 10 other threads with the same question.

    Or Google it.
     
  3. squaremon
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    i tried google it but only found reinstall from 10.6 to lion:(
     
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    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
     
  5. ramnj
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    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?
     
  6. Weaselboy
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    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.
     
  7. ramnj
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    That did it...thanks.
     

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