How can I do a clean install of Lion???

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by crazichik, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    So, I'm having some heating issues on my MBP, and I am thinking about doing a clean install. But am I going to have to erase the whole hard drive first, and then install SL first, or is there a easier way to do this without having to install SL again??? Thanks in advance.
  2. macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    If you do an archive and install you'll still have the "upgraded" version (10.6-10.7) on your machine. If you want to re-install and get rid of all possible conflicts from your previous system you'll need to do a Clean Install which WILL destroy your disk data. That's the whole point of "Clean".

    Or I guess you could boot cmmd-r to the recovery partition and wipe the install from there.

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