Can I burn the OS to CD?

mbpmpb17

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Jun 5, 2010
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I want to upgrade my laptops hard drive to a SSD.

Is it possible to burn Lion (10.8) to CD so I can install the latest version the first time? (don't want to install and then upgrade the OS)
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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Not to cd. You need a dual layer DVD or a large enough dongle
 

ZacNicholson

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you can burn the dmg to a cd but you have to open it from the cd and run it. i burned the dmg to a cd and installed ml on my roommates computer
 

mbpmpb17

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Jun 5, 2010
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you can burn the dmg to a cd but you have to open it from the cd and run it. i burned the dmg to a cd and installed ml on my roommates computer
What do you mean you have to run in from the CD? If I burn it to a CD/DVD, then obviously I have to run it from there no?

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Not to cd. You need a dual layer DVD or a large enough dongle
I have a 2 year old MBP 17", does that have dual layer?
 

Antowns

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Jul 24, 2009
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I already have 10.8 installed, now if I use the app, and choose 'use this copy' doesn't this mean it will save my version of lion and not a fresh clean copy? i.e. some of my configuration info will be saved?
It takes a copy of the installation files from your Applications folder. No files are saved from the local installation of OS X.