Newbie with an old machine that I'm trying to eek out another year worth of life with. I have a 2006 24" iMac 2.16 ghz (EMC 2111) that was running an up to date version of Lion. HDD started failing, having to erase and restore from Time Machine on an almost daily basis. I ordered a new HDD and the day it arrived the machine would no longer boot into disk utility or anything else. So, I replaced the HDD and put in my Snow Leopard disk. I used the migration assistant and pulled all the files over from a TM backup. Of course, the backup versions of my most used applications (Aperture and iTunes) don't work with SL and require 10.7 or higher. So, I erased the new HDD and re-installed SL without migrating from TM. I've updated iTunes and everything else. I still can't seem to find a way to install Lion so that I can use all my backed up applications and files. I need help. Is there a copy of the OS Lion installer somewhere in the Time Machine backup? Shouldn't I be able to retrieve Lion from Apple somehow since I paid the $30 for it? Any guidance is appreciated.