I'm considering doing a clean install of Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MasterHowl, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
    Hello there,

    I upgraded to Lion the first day it came out, upgrading the "proper" (I use that term loosely) way, and it's very sluggish... I back up everything using Time Machine onto an external hard drive every day, so I'm not going to lose anything.

    If I wanted to do a clean instal, what would I have to do? Would I insert my Leopard disc (that's what was on my machine when I bought it), then upgrade using my Snow Leopard disk, then download and instal Lion, then put my documents and apps back on (manually)?

    I'm new to this, so don't flame me...

  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2008
    there should be a recovery drive to go back to SL there was on mine hold down option key on reboot:)

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