Clean Install 10.7.2 help

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by johnywalker1989, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. johnywalker1989 macrumors regular

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  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    the usb key is the same as the build in recovery partition if thats what you mean, the usb key was thought of for the people that got their macs prior to apple installing that built in recovery partition
     
  3. johnywalker1989 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks mate.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no prob, both of those methods allow you to re-install lion from the boot screen, but they dont include the lion installer, meaning you would have to let lion download(3.7GB) when you attempted to re-install

    you better option in my opinion is make a bootable dvd that has the full version of lion so when you wanted/needed to do a clean install you dont have to wait for any download and dont even need a internet connection

    heres a link for making a bootable dvd(retail version of lion)

    http://www.mactrast.com/2011/09/how-to-create-a-bootable-dvd-disc-for-os-x-lion/
     

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