Internet Recovery

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by azsl1326, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. azsl1326 macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    I am installing an SSD to replace the 500gb HDD currently in my 2011 MacMini, which is running Lion. I just purchased it from a coworker and am thinking I want to do a clean install rather than clone the existing drive. If I were to install the (empty) SSD and just hold down Command-R during startup will I be prompted to do the Internet Recovery? Will I run into any issues with downloading and install Lion since I am the second owner?

    Thanks, in advance.
     
  2. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    If the system originally came with Lion to start with, it doesn't matter who the owner is, Lion will be reinstalled by default.
     
  3. azsl1326 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! So I should be able to just install the SSD and then run Internet Recovery and it will automatically download Lion?
     
  4. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Correct, or create yourself a Lion USB Flash drive so you have it for future reference.
    Either way will work fine.
     
  5. azsl1326 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks. I don't have access to the Lion install file, so I will have to go the Internet Recovery route - unless I get Mtn. Lion from the App store before installing the SSD. Either way, I appreciate all of your help and (YouTube) videos. Ordered the Samsung 830 based on your video review.
     

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