New iMac didn't come with Lion?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iqwertyi, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. iqwertyi macrumors regular

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    Short Story:
    Picked up a new 27" iMac (i7 with thunderbolt) on September 3, 2011 and Lion wasn't installed?

    Long Story:
    Apple replaced my old 27" with a new one. I bought Lion through the App Store and luckily made a backup USB.
    My new 27" did not have Lion. I was very surprised with this. Maybe this one had been sitting on the store shelves for a while? Which I don't care about so much, but I had to install lion from my USB Backup.

    Is this right? I didn't use any of the discs that came with the mac (didn't think about it then). Would Lion have been in those CD's? I just found it odd.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You could have participated the up to date promo if you haven't had the USB installer.
     
  3. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
    I will redeem it anyway. Can't have too many backups.
     
  4. Veryold macrumors newbie

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    I got a 21.5 last week. It had Snow Leopard installed and I was told if I sent a copy of the invoice to Apple I would get a code for a free download of Lion.
    The discs supplied included Snow Leopard but Apple do not supply discs for Lion.
    I received the code but have not downloaded Lion as yet. There has already been one update and judging by the many complaints a further update will not be far away.
    If you have Lion you have saved yourself a 4gb download.
     
  5. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, how can I download Lion again?
    When I redeemed my free App, it just said installed.
    How can I actually re-download the app?
     
  6. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Just go into the app store, go into purchases, and Lion should show up. Click install and it will download the app to the iMac.
     

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