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Discussion in 'iMac' started by detroitreds, Dec 7, 2011.
I just purchased a new iMac, which comes with Lion. Where would I go to download it for backup?
That explains how to make a DVD or thumb drive of the image.
BTW, what software came with your new Mac? Was there any media? Wondering what to expect with our new iMacs.
Mine came with: iMac, single wire power supply, Wireless keyboard, Wireless Trackpad, and a little welcome book and some stickers. No discs, no product keys...
I'm not sure what's standard with previous OS, but I see iPhoto, Garage Band, iMovie, Photo Booth. Launch Pad I think is new with Lion OS (like iPod OS screen scroll)...and a bunch of other, but I think those would be the ones for purchase.
Regarding the link your provided, I had found it. But since I didn't purchase the OS (came pre-loaded in iMac), I don't see in the purchased Apps. Since this is my first ever Mac, other than Time Machine (which I haven't looked at much yet), I would not know how to restore the OS. I obviously need to learn a lot more, but I'm not getting how I'm supposed to install an OS to a brand new HD lets say, without a hard copy OS.
Hmmm... I would have to look for that information. I am sure someone here can get you the info.
Nowadays you can do a network install of Lion. I don't know if you can get a dmg that way, or if it is only during initial boot up. I haven't' read up on that since I don't have to worry about. I bought Lion when it came out and have since made a DVD.
I would hope there is someway to do it in your situation.
Apple also offers a Thumb Drive of Lion, though you shouldn't have to buy that. THere has to be a way to make a thumb drive or DVD of the image yourself...
Press Command and R at the same time when starting the machine. If drive is completely blank, it will ask to connect to a wireless network and pull the bits.
Here you go... Was interested myself...
About Lion Recovery...
Lion Recovery Assistant
Making a DVD using the Recovery HD Partition.
Your machine has recovery code built in. If you want to reinstall, you do not need physical media... just a reasonable internet connection. The download is 4GB. If you have a lousy internet connection, then you may want to get the USB thumb drive, but if your network connection is good, I would just not worry about it.