Clean install of Lion?

jmy2469

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Jun 10, 2010
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Palm Harbor, FL
I purchased Lion on the day it was available,and installed it on my 2011 MBP. How can I re-install Lion? Want to just wipe everything clean and do a clean install. Thanks for the help.
 

johnhurley

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Aug 29, 2011
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I purchased Lion on the day it was available,and installed it on my 2011 MBP. How can I re-install Lion? Want to just wipe everything clean and do a clean install. Thanks for the help.
There's more than a couple of ways to do it probably. Here are a couple:

1) Use the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant and create a bootable usb flash drive.

Use that flash drive to re-install. It will require a network connection to Apple and it will download all of the most recent Lion. It will take a while depending on how much bandwidth you have. I did this at home with a decent cable broadband connection and it took me about 35 minutes for the download part.

2) Download all of the Lion installer first to a flash drive ( or DVD I guess ) and reinstall from that.

You still have to download everything ( once ) but then you have a full local copy for next time.

Info on how to do this is here ... macworld hints
 

jmy2469

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 10, 2010
79
0
Palm Harbor, FL
There's more than a couple of ways to do it probably. Here are a couple:

1) Use the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant and create a bootable usb flash drive.

Use that flash drive to re-install. It will require a network connection to Apple and it will download all of the most recent Lion. It will take a while depending on how much bandwidth you have. I did this at home with a decent cable broadband connection and it took me about 35 minutes for the download part.

2) Download all of the Lion installer first to a flash drive ( or DVD I guess ) and reinstall from that.

You still have to download everything ( once ) but then you have a full local copy for next time.

Info on how to do this is here ... macworld hints
johnhurley, thanks alot for the help.
 
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