Here's the thing: Apple Care walked me through how to reinstall my OS, but they made me reinstall to Mountain Lion and I was not prepared to do so. I want back on Lion to copy things that are not present in Mt. lion. Here are my questions: 1) I have always made Time Capsule backups of my system. If I restore from those backups will I restore Lion? How do I do that? 2) I followed a tutorial way-back-when on making a recovery disk of Lion, but apparently I did not do it right or am following the wrong directions. My disk has 6 files/folders on it — Install Mac OS X Lion, Library, a media png background, Packages, private, System. I tried holding down the C key while the computer restarted without any luck. 4) If I somehow successfully get back to Lion what type of recovery thingy should I make and where can I find a good reliable tutorial since apparently something went wrong. Help!! Please and thank you for any responses!!