How do I do fresh install os OX Lion

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  1. iPimpin macrumors newbie

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    I bought Lion from App store, now I am wondering how to do a fresh install on my 2010 Mac mini. :mad:
     
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  4. niksimpsons macrumors member

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    No issues.. you can again download installer using your Apple ID from your 2010 Mac mini Please note your Mac mini must have latest version of snow leopard 10.6.8 for that if mac mini having snow leopard and not updated one just update it before downloading installer. And if you having later version than snow leopard than you have to create bootable DVD for the same. Step by step process if creating bootable DVD is here: http://www.macintosh-software.net/b...reating-bootable-disk-for-your-mac-os-x-lion/.
     
  5. Quad5Ny, Sep 28, 2011
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    After you have the DVD or USB Drive follow the steps below.

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    How to Clean Install OS X

    Part One: Erasing the hard drive

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install DVD into the optical drive, or insert the Software Reinstall USB Drive.
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    2. Turn on or restart the computer.
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    3. Press and hold the Option key at startup to select the volume containing the installer.
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    4. If your are using a wireless mouse, a mouse icon should appear asking you to turn the mouse on.
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    5. Select a language, then press the right arrow key.
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    6. Click the Utilities menu, the choose Disk Utility.
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    7. In the box to the left Select a volume to erase (usually called Macintosh HD).
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    8. Click the Erase tab.
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    9. Click Erase. (Warning! This will re-format the selected partition and erase any files on it)
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    10. After the partition is formatted, choose Quit Disk Utility from the Disk Utility menu.

    Part Two: Installing the operating system

    1. When the Mac OS X Installer screen appears, click Continue.
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    2. When the license agreement appears, click Agree.
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    3. Select the volume you formatted (erased). It should now be highlighted with a green arrow.
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    4. Click Install. A status bar appears on the bottom of the screen while Mac OS X installs.
      • Note that for Lion you may be asked for your Apple ID and Wireless password.
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    5. An Additional Information screen appears. Click Continue.
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    6. An Install Succeeded screen appears. Click Restart.

    Original Steps Edited from: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3910
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