Lion Recovery Thumb Drive Question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Chrisg2014, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Chrisg2014 macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on replacing my hard drive in my Macbook and iMac and I want to install Lion on them. I made a Copy of lion on Recovery Disk Assistant on a USB Drive. But everyone says it's only Part of lion and not the whole thing. If I replace my hard drives and I use the Thumb drive will it work or not. Will I have to install Snow leopard first? Please don't tell me just to clone my hard drives. I want to start from scratch and I have all my music and videos backed up to my time capsule. Thank you.
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    It will allow you to connect to the internet and download Lion from the Mac App Store to restore your hard drive. I don't know if it will work with multiple Macs or not.

    Do you still have the Install Mac OS X Lion app that was downloaded from the Mac App Store or have you already installed it? If you haven't installed it already you can make a bootable OS X Lion installer from it and use it to install Lion on both your Macs.
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    The following articles will answer most questions:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1433
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4848

    It is just a recovery aid, you will still have to restore from a TM backup it just restores the operating system.
     

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