Having Trouble Reinstalling Lion on new HD

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Lmich12, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Lmich12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2013
    I have just put a new 320GB HD into my MacBook Pro and it will not let me get past the Sign into your Aple ID page. I did not buy Lion through the App Store and I have no discs. How do I reinstall. I have my old HD all the way backed up with TM
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    As long as your TM backup was on Lion 10.7.2 or later, you can boot and fully restore from the TM disk.

    Just plug in the TNM disk and option key boot. Pick the TM USB disk from the boot screen. Then start Disk Util and format the new disk to Mac OS Extended. Then quit Disk Util and click restore. I find it helps to consume a beer or two while waiting for the restore to complete.

    Once the restore is done, reboot to your new drive and go to System Preferences' Startup Disk pane and select the new drive as the boot disk.

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