Lion clean install without usb/dvd

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacRuler, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. MacRuler macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    #1
    the title says it all. how can i do a clean install of mac os 10.7 without a usb drive or dvd? thank you
     
  2. dgr macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    #2
    Install from the internet is another option but that requires a new macbook air or mini. All you have is the internal drive?
     
  3. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #3
  4. Meanie macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    #4
    If you install it through the App Store first(upgrade) and once Lion is installed you reboot and hold down Command+R. From there you can do a clean install.
     
  5. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #5
    Thx. Never realized there was a shortcut to that :)
     
  6. MacRuler thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    #6
    okay so i did a regular install "upgrade" and then i rebooted, formated my drive and now when i click on "reinstall Mac OS X" it says "could not find information for this machine" when trying to connect to apple. please i need URGENT help. thank you
     

Share This Page