Lion Disks?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Encrypted, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I have my new MBP and wondered, what happens if I need to restore my machine. I mean back-ups are ok, in that respect (Windows crashing and all...).

    However I live in 2 different houses. Separate parents and uni, however the internet at this time sucks. I have a picture below of what came in my box? A plastic? I mean I sometimes had recovery media in my windows computers. But nothing in my MBP 15 (2011) not even an iLife disk.

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    I sell mac at alongside many other things, however all the machines I sold with snow-leopard came with 2 disk (Recovery + iLife), I have neither.

    I'm well aware that, OSX lion is a download only. I am currently running 10.7.2 but I am looking to cover my back, with a cd for a fast install / restore.

    Any ideas?

    Many Thanks
     
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    alust2013

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    There is a thread on making a recovery disk on your computer that you can search for. You could also buy it on a USB stick for $70 (yikes) if you really wanted
     
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    heisenberg123

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    read this thread for a discussion on how to make a retail dvd of lion

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1247275&highlight=

    the new MBP come with a recovery partion on the harddrive if all you want is a clean install from time to time, you can also make a Flash Disk usb version of that partition that you can also do a recovery from, but they only downside to either of these is its not the full version of lion on that flash disk or patition it will allow you to re-download Lion from the boot menu, my above post is better in my opinion because it makes a bootable dvd meaning you dont need an internet connection to re-install OS X if need be
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Lion download speed?

    I have a 5 Mbps Comcast connection and Lion appears it will need at least 10 hours to download. What the hell? Is this because 10.7.2 was recently released? Anyone having the same problem?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I think the mad rush for 10.7.2 should be near over. Lion OS is about 4GB in size so it might take some time to download. I have a 7.5 Mbps connection speed and it took me about 5h to download Lion.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I just downloaded a copy from a torrent, virus scanned and burnt onto a disc. It seems stupid that you don't get disks....

    I have now got a 3mb download a sec. I have to update a iPad, fun!
     
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    heisenberg123

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    sure giving a disk is nice, but as you seen its easy to make your own

    now the advantage to the way apple has it setup is if your have to do a clean install your gonna get the latest version from the app store rather than install a stock version than have to do all the updates that happened since that stock version was made
     
  8. macrumors 604

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    Piracy is frowned upon here. The Lion upgrade sells for only $29.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    i think the OP has lion but instead of re-downloading the installer file from the app store in order to make his install dvd, he chose to download a torrent version becasue his torrents download faster than the app store was downloading
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree piracy is bad, but I paid £1500+ for my hardware. If apple gave me the option to re-download and burn myself I would have no issues.

    But really a windows os, on a retail laptop would give me the option to get the disk, from the HDD for free???

    There is a limit between getting good value for money, and having money to throw around.

    End rant ;)
     
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    heisenberg123

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    You can redownload
     
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    colourfastt

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    Such a U.S.-centric view; most of the world has both speed and download caps.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    sorry chief i didnt know things download faster on a torrent vs the app store using the same internet connection

    i get good speeds on both

    for me its all about bandwith so a torrent uses up and down and the appstore is just down so its 3.7GB download a torrent could be more with the upload bandwith
     
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  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will word my sentence better next time.

    I downloaded at a friends house, and just set the upload speed at 0. I don't want to be in a situation where I need the internet, which would require fast internet speeds. And me having the opposite.

    I pride myself on having back-ups and always having a contingency plan. In case I have made mistake. Or there is a system error. I like to be prepared. Update on a MBP 15" no issue. I mean, 10 mins in the background, and a simple restart.

    If you were in my shoes and needed a fast solution to repair the mac, and could not rely on the internet for long periods of time, then what? I have just restored my friends iMac using the same technique. It took 28 Mins.. I know what I would choose.

    I think paying for an OS that is pre-instaled is a load of BS if, I could have downloaded the os (rather than a torrent) I would not, get as annoyed at someones comment "...... The Lion upgrade sells for only $29". Just because I have a macbook pro, doesn't mean I will going and pay for discs and get a £300 laptop bag.
     
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    heisenberg123

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    mine came pre-installed but i followed that link on the apple site to get my redeem code for a free copy of lion, got the code entered it on the app store a vula i was able to download the Lion installer again and make the Bootable DVD like in the link i referenced near the top of this thread.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah tried that of you hold the alt key I believe, it allows you to download the os. However whether you press any button on the key board, you cannot download it. If you bought the mac with a pre-installed copy of lion.

    **** happens..... but I found away around this. I just have to tamper with a USB to see whether it works alongside a bootable version. ;)
     
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    heisenberg123

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    hey as long as you got your install dvd, thats all that matters, i wasnt harping on your for using torrents, i use them daily
     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol we have dominated this thread...

    What mac kit do you run?
     
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    heisenberg123

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    in my sig

    2011 MBP i7 Quad Core with 8GB of RAM
     

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