Formatting 2010 Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by micrors4racer, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    I got a used macbook air late 2010 and the previous owner bought and installed Lion on it. When I do the lion recovery it asks for the apple id that was used to download Lion. What can I do to get an operating system back?
  2. micrors4racer thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    anyone have this issue before? There must be a way to restore snow leopard or whatever os it originally came with?
  3. Blackberryroid macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    Last time I checked, the 2010 Air has a USB recovery drive. Use that. If you don't have one, download Snow Leopard and stick it in your USB drive.

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