Do we get a Lion CD with new macbook pros?

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  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    I bought my mac some times ago (late 2011 model) but I did not get any CDs with it. I have heard that the Lion is being distributed digitally only. Are they supposed to provide a Lion CD with the macbook pro ?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no disc is provided
     
  3. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Or you can make you own for about 1/4 of the price ;)
     
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    Not really needed.
    Btw, where does your link go? It seems like the military shop/section, not the actual Lion thumb drive.

    Do 4 GB USB flash memory thumb drives really cost that much? In Germany they get thrown into the bargain bin and are sold for sometimes only 5 €.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I thought you needed a 16GB, or 8 at least? Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    It fits on less than 4.7 GiB.

    Make An OS X Lion Boot Disc
     
  9. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    I did not have that luxury, could not download online b/c my internet was waaaaay too slow, and my MBP would not boot:(

    it did, I just realized I had the apple military store in my bookmarks. Here is the normal link just in case:
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    if your mac comes pre installed you still have to by the 29.99 version so you can make a bootable version
     
  11. Sdreed91 macrumors 6502

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    You don't really need one. Almost of all the 2011 Macs now or will have the ability to do Internet recovery
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    No, as Lion Recovery Assistant uses the already present recovery partition.
     
  13. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    if we install a different version (newer) of OS X then the recovery partition would be gone? If then we won't be able to come back to lion unless we have a installation disc?
     
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    As far as I have seen in other, similar threads, you will have two recovery partitions and two OS X partitions.
     
  15. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    the answer is already in your question :rolleyes:
     
  16. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the information.

    Thanks for the reply. Recently I saw an unboxing video of a macbook pro and I saw that there were 2 discs in the package. And this question came to my mind as I heard about the Mountain Lion OS.
     
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    digital only could really suck for some people. when i first got my apartment i had no cash whatsoever for an internet connection. I didnt have one for 6 months. I would go to the bakery every day and sip coffee there while surfing the net for a few hours and then go home.

    that could have really sucked if i needed a reinstall and had no internet. i wouldnt want to be trying to do that at the bakery.
     
  18. SimonUK5 macrumors 6502

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    They may of been Drop in disks? I"m not sure if Apple EVER put Lion on disks though...
     
  19. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Then they might be some other discs. The video was about a 15" MBP. Mine is 17. All I got with my mac was two manuals, warranty information printed and some Apple stickers.
     
  20. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Apple does not put out discs that have Lion. The video was about a Snow Leopard or older model.
     
  21. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Correct. Most older Mac's came with the OS on one disc and the applications on a second.
     

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