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

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    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

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    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!

    John
     
  3. CFoss thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where is it located?
     
  4. seong macrumors 65816

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    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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