How to reinstall Lion onto a SSD?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by CFoss, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. CFoss, Jul 22, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011

    CFoss macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    I JUST got the SSD to be detected by the computer. Now, I have a Time Machine backup of my entire system. So, how do I install Lion onto the SSD? Or should I install Snow Leopard onto the SSD, THEN install Lion? The final solution is that I simply clone the system. What do you guys suggest?
  2. jschmitt macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2011
    I'd install fresh; have you already downloaded Lion? If so, burn the DMG that is in the Lion install package to a thumb drive, and boot from the thumb drive; you will need a 8gb key to make it work!

  3. CFoss thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Where is it located?
  4. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    You should have saved it on an external HDD or made a copy of it before you actually installed it on your original HDD. I believe you can re-download it, by installing Snow Leopard on your SSD, update to 10.6.8, download Lion, and install it. Or you can try to search your Applications folder directory.

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