Lion Fresh Install

Weaselboy

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Sure... if your machine supports Lion recovery from EFI (most 2011 models) you can do it that way, or just make a bootable USB key to install Lion.
 

SRLMJ23

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Could you go possibly tell me how to do that in the easiest way possible??? God, I wish I knew Mac OS X like I do Windows, I wouldn't have to bother you kind people. Thanks in advance!
 

belvdr

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Could you go possibly tell me how to do that in the easiest way possible??? God, I wish I knew Mac OS X like I do Windows, I wouldn't have to bother you kind people. Thanks in advance!
If your Mac shipped with Lion, then you simply reboot and hold Command+R before the machine boots.

See more here:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/

For a machine that shipped with Snow Leopard, you need to have the "Install Lion" app in your /Applications folder. If you do not, and have previously downloaded from the Mac App Store, you can hold Option while you click Purchases in the App Store to redownload it. There are guides all over the internet on what to do next (involves burning the InstallESD.dmg file to a DVD or USB stick). That ought to give you enough info to Google search the rest.

Optionally, you can buy a Lion recovery usb stick from Apple if you don't want to mess with all that.