How do I download OS X Lion in OS X Lion?

Meanie

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Jul 20, 2011
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The title may sound stupid but I'm being serious. I wan't to do a clean install and for that I need to make a install DVD. I know your supposed to be able to do a clean install without a DVD but that won't work for me since my discs won't dismount when trying to erase them through Disk Utility. I've also lost my SL disc

Thanks in advance!
 

Meanie

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Jul 20, 2011
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Solved the problem by Option(alt) clicking on the greyed out install button. It might take some time and it didn't work the first time. Even had to restart the App store but all of a sudden it started downloading.

Have fun in Lion everyone!
 
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Tex-Twil

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May 28, 2008
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Solved the problem by Option(alt) clicking on the greyed out install button. It might take some time and it didn't work the first time. Even had to restart the App store but all of a sudden it started downloading.

Have fun in Lion everyone!
that doesn't work for me.
 
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Tex-Twil

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May 28, 2008
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please how do I redownload it ? I opt+click on the "installed" icon in "Purschased" section of the App Store but it does not work.
 
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kate9

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Aug 14, 2008
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hold option when lauching app store, keep holding and find lion and click "installed" then let go

u must not have the older install os x lion app anywhere on your computer or attached external drives. if you do, unplug the drive
 
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Tex-Twil

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May 28, 2008
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Berlin
hold option when lauching app store, keep holding and find lion and click "installed" then let go

u must not have the older install os x lion app anywhere on your computer or attached external drives. if you do, unplug the drive
ok. lauching app store with opt works.

thanks
 
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AFPoster

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Jul 14, 2008
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I've already install Lion (day 2 of having it) and I held opt + open App Store, then purchases clicked Install OS X Lion and it is, amazing!!! Once it finishes installing I'll create the boot disc and then a fresh install.
 
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Daniel97

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Mar 6, 2011
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great thanks for this .. I'm now redownloading

i have 2 other machines to instal on which are not mine though ...

once i instal on another machine will it delete itself again?
 
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HawaiiMacAddict

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Dec 28, 2006
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On one of my Macs of course
I've already install Lion (day 2 of having it) and I held opt + open App Store, then purchases clicked Install OS X Lion and it is, amazing!!! Once it finishes installing I'll create the boot disc and then a fresh install.
You will not be able to create a boot disk after installation unless you download Lion again. The boot disc is most easily created after the download, but before the installation, as the files needed to create the boot disc are deleted upon installation of Lion.

As AFPoster pointed out, once you have the boot disc created, you can then "sneaker-ware" it to the other Macs you control for install, then when you subsequently fire up MAS on those Macs and sign in with your AppleID, you will see Lion in your Purchases section as already installed.
 
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Daniel97

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Mar 6, 2011
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I have downloaded it and copied the file to an external HD on a 4GB partition - does this make it a boot drive?
 
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