How to make restore disk (not from App Store)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by macizcool, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. macizcool macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    I have a new Macbook Pro that I bought in June with Lion. Not sure I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion. I have been looking everywhere on how to create a install disk of Lion (DVD or USB), but every article I find refers to Lion purchased from the App Store. What do I do if Lion came with my computer?
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    technically you have to use the recovery partition or you can make a usb recovery partition like the link above shows.

    to make a bootable version of OSX you would of had to purchase it

    im sure there are other ways to obtain it but having it in your purchased tab in the app store would be the easiest
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It can be done. Use this process to grab the installer from Apple's servers. This free app to make your USB key.

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