Clean install of Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jmy2469, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. jmy2469 macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  3. jmy2469 thread starter macrumors member

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    johnhurley, thanks alot for the help.
     

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