Flash drive software backup

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gary c, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. gary c macrumors member

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    I got my Air 11 a few days ago and I thought there was supposed to be a flash drive for reinstalling my software with the laptop, but there was not one in the box. Is there one that I can purchase or is one supposed to be supplied with the computer?
    Thanks for any assistance
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The recovery is part of the SDD, no external media is provided.
     
  3. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    You can also make your own Lion Recovery on a flash drive if you wish. You need an external USB hard drive or thumb drive and need to download the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant application from here.
     
  4. gary c thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the assistance. Guess there was something in the manual that would have told me that, but I didn't read it all the way through like the book says in the beginning.. lol
     
  5. spacedrabbit macrumors member

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    Additionally, there is internet recovery for use with new H/SDD's

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718

    Essentially, you can re-download the entire Lion OS as long as you have an active internet connection. This applies to only certain models of Macs, but airs shipping with Lion can use this for sure.
     

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