Is there a Idiots step by step Lion install?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lou G., Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Lou G. macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2011 MBP. My first Mac. (I'm a 62 year old non geek but trying)

    I have been reading all sorts of info, but so much of it is over my head.

    I am guessing I should should do a clean install?

    I picked up a WD Elements 2TB from B&H to load Lion onto first, as well as make a copy of everything I already have on my MBP???

    So back to my original topic. Is there a idiots step by step, hold your hand, guide for newbies somewhere that will walk me through this task.

    Thanks

    Lou
     
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    If you have Snow Leopard,

    1. Update to latest version
    2. Open Mac App Store
    3. Buy/Download Lion
    4. Click "next" 8 times

    Done.
     
  3. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Like he said,
    Update to latest OS using Software Update
    Open Mac App Store
    Download Lion
    Launch the app
    Follow instructions
    DONE!
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

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    If you haven't already, use the 2TB external HD with Time Machine so you have a backup of your machine. Afterwards, just use the mac app store like everyone else has stated. You really don't have to do a clean install, it will work just fine doing the upgrade.
     
  5. Lou G. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, thanks, I have been reading too much and confusing myself.

    I will do the backup first.
     
  6. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    if you still want to do a clean install you can use this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn9b-QLs_0k

    I used it whenever I installed Lion and he takes you through every step for a clean install and it worked perfectly
     
  7. Lou G. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    That is the kind of instruction I need. Now if I could find it in slow motion :D
     

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