My new MBP 15 came with Lion, how to install on new SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kanit, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. kanit macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    Ok, so my MBP 15 high end came with Lion preinstalled. I have bought a 256gb SSD for it. Now how do i install OSX on that SSD without actually having to buy Lion???
  2. hawk1410 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    A simple google search would have pointed you in the right direction. Anyway, download and install Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, it lets you create a bootable flash drive.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Forum users like to be spoon fed readily available information, that's how it works.
  4. Modernape macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
  5. MoonshineSG macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2011
    if the mac came with lion, you just replace the hdd with the sad and start while holding "Option - Command - R". This will load the recovery from the firmware (for those macs that came with Lion pre-installed)
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    This will give him a working system, but no recovery partition. You need to install Lion first, then do then clone. At this point that is the only way to get the recovery partition properly set up on the new drive.

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