How do I reinstall Mac os x lion on mr MacBook air

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mandus, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Mandus macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook air was stolen and was recovered but the initial cd that came with it couldn't be recovered, the culprits tried installing windows and del my mac os, I don't av any cd to reinstall the os again or and I tried all atherosclerosis means I tried but to no avail. Pls wats the way out.
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    Contact Apple they should be able to help you. Explain what happened and they will probably send you another set of resinstall disks.
     
  3. baryon macrumors 68040

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    You guys do realize that the MacBook Air has no optical drive?

    I think you could simply download the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, and make a recovery disk with it from a friend's Mac (if you can). If not, go to the Apple store, they'll fix it!
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    I think the earlier Macbook Air computers came with a reinstall CD for Snow Leopard. You have to use remote disk to install it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129.
     
  5. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

    Icy1007

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    No, they came with SL on a USB flash drive
     
  6. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You'll need to use another computer to either

    1) create an installation drive
    2) use the net install

    Or, call apple and they may send you a USB drive


    @everyone else, I think what he was saying is that they deleted the recover partition and that it did not come with anything to reinstall.
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The pre-2010 airs came with a DVD.
     

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