Attempting to reinstall Lion. Please help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by apatel87, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. apatel87 macrumors regular

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    I bought a 2011 Macbook Pro two weeks ago and downloaded Lion through the UptoDate program. Everything seemed fine. I didnt do a clean install but rather an upgrade.
    I wanted to reformat the computer to its factory settings and give it to my sister since I bought the new Macbook Air. However when I put in my snow leopard install CD that came iwth the computer I get an error that states: You can't use this version of application install Mac OS X with this version of Mac OS X. You have Install Mac OS X 23.1.1"

    Ok then I ifgure I can try to create a bootable Lion DVD but when I go to the APp store to redownload the app it says that I have the application installed already and I cant find a way to redownload. Can anyone help me figure out the best way to completely reformat the comp and then upgrade/fresh install to Leopard. Any tutorial or instructions would really help.

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    You can follow this link which will allow you to do a clean install of Lion. Why not just give your sister Lion? I don't see why you need to give SL to her. If you still want to, then do a search on Google in a week or so when Lion is broken down by nerds all over the world. I'm sure they will put up nice articles.
     
  3. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    Hold down the option key while clicking the “Purchased” button in the app store and you can re download it.
     

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