Getting a new SSD, need advice on installing new OSX Lion.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eniahal, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. eniahal macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,
    I recently purchased and 240GB SSD ( OCZ Agility 2) for my 2.5 years old 15' macbook pro 5.1. The drive is not arrive yet but I realized I lost my original installation disc.

    My question is, how do you install a fresh lion osx (bought in appstore) on the SSD drive without going thru leopard-> snow leopard--> lion upgrade madness.

    cheers,


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  2. hfg macrumors 68040

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  3. eniahal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your answer dude, but could you provide a little bit detail on how to re-download osx lion in appstore?

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  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Just log into appstore with the same account you purchased Lion with originally, and look at "Purchased" and it should give you the option to install. Download and follow the instructions in the link.

    If you're already on a Lion machine, be sure to hold down option when clicking "purchased" or the install option will be greyed out.
     
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  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That works, but does not setup the Lion recovery partition on the new drive.
     
  7. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    you right..but then thats not a concern of mine but it might be for the OP
     

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