How to reinstall Lion w/o reinstalling apps, no Recovery HD

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Apr 22, 2009
    #1
    Installed Lion twice using Installer app (not clean install) in 2 HDDs with multi-partitions. No Recovery HD was created as expected from article I read, but both times all data in Documents gone including the Lion Installer app (had Installer app in Documents). Good thing I backed up. You think my Lion install is now screwed up?

    I now like to re-install Lion or maybe even do a clean install, but I rather not have to reinstall apps. Anyway to reinstall a fresh copy of Lion, but move previously installed apps over? Perhaps using Time Machine?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Feb 5, 2011
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    HCM Vietnam
    #2
    Have you tried powering off your machine then power back on and immediately push and hold down command plus R at the same time till the apple logo goes away and it well take you to the download then follow the instructions.
     

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