Missing my Snow Leopard Disc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jkish7978, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. jkish7978 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2011
    So I can't seem to find the startup disc that came with my mac and was thinking about getting it replaced, but then I thought I might as well just upgrade to Lion. However, you can only download Lion from the app store, therefore I wouldn't get a new OS disc. Is that true? If I were to go to an apple store I would be able to purchase Lion and receive the disc?

    Sorry if this is dumb, lol.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Lion is not distributed on disk;it's download only. You can buy a Lion USB key for $70 or so.

    You can't download Lion unless you're running latest snow leopard.

    The Apple store does not have Lion disks; there are no lion disks sold.

    If you buy a new machine, there's a recovery partition.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Contact apple, they will replace your install disks, at worst for a few bucks

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