Internet Recovery

azsl1326

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Aug 5, 2012
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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.
 

Ifti

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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.
 

azsl1326

macrumors newbie
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Aug 5, 2012
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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.
Thanks! So I should be able to just install the SSD and then run Internet Recovery and it will automatically download Lion?
 

Ifti

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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?
Correct, or create yourself a Lion USB Flash drive so you have it for future reference.
Either way will work fine.
 

azsl1326

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 5, 2012
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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.
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.