Clean installing Lion on MacBook Air

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by buckers, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. buckers macrumors 6502

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    Was planning on doing a clean install on Lion on a Late 2010 MacBook Air. Two problems:
    1. Is backing-up iPhoto 11 library and iMovie 11 and restoring them the same process on Lion as it is on Snow Leopard? Do I just back up certain files/folders and then put them back once operating system is reinstalled? (Not compatibility issues?)
    2. My MacBook Air came with a USB stick (can't remember where I've put it, but it'll be around) and I presume iLife must be on it. Once Lion is installed, do I just plug in this USB stick and install iLife from there?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    Hi buckers,

    Did you ever find out the answers to these questions? Am exactly the same boat, and would love to know...
     
  3. buckers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, this is what I did.

    Yup.
     
  4. JonLa macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Buckers - good to know. Did the reinstall help your 2010?
     
  5. buckers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think so, but it was a lot of effort. Might be worth updating first to see how it fares.
     

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