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

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    Mar 2, 2011
    #1
    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

    derbothaus

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    Jul 17, 2010
    #2
    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".
    http://lifehacker.com/5823096/how-to-burn-your-own-lion-install-dvd-or-flash-drive

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

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