Can I get a copy of OS X from app store if I already have the DVD?

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  1. farqueue, Mar 30, 2012
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    farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Hi guys,

    I have an old 13" white MB and I'm frustrated because every new HDD i've put in dies within 6 months. I've used about 4 right now and I'm not looking to spend anymore $ buying HDDs which will eventually fail when i install it.

    I was wondering how I can create a bootable copy of mac os lion on my flash drive and run it off entirely there. Won't be doing anything with it other than the ocassional safari surfing.

    Any suggestions?

    I have:
    1 x Mac OS X Lion DVD
    1 x 8gb Flash Drive
    1 x 30GB Ipod
    1 x 13" MB (no HDD, CD/CDRW only)
    1 x Windows 7 Laptop (No DVD/CD drive)

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    Can I get a copy of OS X lion from app store if I already have already bought the DVD?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I assume you mean the USB version? I think you will have to pay for it again.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Lion isn't available for purchase on DVD.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    Oops, yes it's USB stick or download only....OP: do you mean Snow Leopard?
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Flash Drives can also fail. Also, you want to try and run OS X in only 8 GB??

    I think you need to look in to why drives are failing in your MacBook at that rate:
    • Are you choosing bad disc models?
    • Is there some bad hardware in the system killing the drives?
    • And very unlikely but still possible is it the way you use your system?
     

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