Mac OSX Lion iso

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rupam.db, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Recently I purchased Late 2011 Macbook Pro..and as we all know it came Lion preinstalled but no installation media was given with it.... I know there's a partition from where I can get the recovery files.

    My problem is let say I want to reinstall Lion freshly, so I will need the Lion installion media and in this case they haven't provided any. . . What should I so in this regard?

    I'm even holding the 10.7.4 update coz I read many times that its creating wifi connectivity problems and few others for which currently no solution released by Apple( surely a dirty Apple strategy to persuade people to buy Mountain Lion)... so if update and screw my wifi or something else again I will surely want to reinstall a fresh copy of 10.7.2

    So how can get the Lion installation media or iso at least? And to be clear I don't want any business with the recovery partition files...if I get the installation media...I'll simply delete the partition
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    And wtf.. Apple won't provide installation media anymore but will continue to push macbook pro with superdrive so that people can still play their DVDs huh?....**** YOU APPLE!! Nowadays I don't think people buy DVDs for movies or songs....well even if they do that's blue ray DVD's...and blue ray isn't supported by super drive...its an optional upgrade...hey cheap ass apple why don't you remove the super drive and make mac book cheaper or instead include blue ray read with the super drive....nobody a child here anymore.Everyone can understand your dirty marketing strategy....Folks lets storm to Apple Store and break everything....****IN' APPLE INC.
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  2. Guest

    Sky Blue

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    If you want to re-install Lion you can do it from the recovery partition, that's the way it works.
     
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    Comeagain?

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    Calm down. People will be more then happy to help you if you have a good attitude. This is a very pro-apple forum, and when you post about how terrible Apple is, it makes people not want to help you.
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't need installation media to reinstall Lion.

    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Apple - OS X Lion Recovery - Introducing Lion Recovery
     
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    Weaselboy

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    You can download a full Lion install for your new machine using this process. Once you have captured the full install, you can use this free utility to make a USB key from the installer.

    As you mentioned, there is some value to having the full install available on a USB key. You may need to do a full install somewhere without access to a high speed connection (like a hotel) for Lion Recovery to redownload the entire installer.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Take a chill pill first off.

    Now I'm not a big fan on no install media my self, but heck, I've not used a install disk for a mac in about 6 years now.

    Just hold R while booting to go in the recovery menu, and you can reformat your harddrive from there and install OSX off the apple servers. If you want conect via lan to your router.


    And also your Wifi password is in the keychain under machd:/apps/Utilities


    Now, I had 10.7 as a dmg file and I restored it to a flash drive and installed it off of that. Honsitly the apple servers for restore are good, I think they are not where icloud \ Itunes is held
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: Lion iso

    Thats amazing! Thanks a lot
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