New Lion Download

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by uplander, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. uplander macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,
    I'm likin' My MBA. I just got Lion from the app store. I need to know if possible where the download is stored or How to make a Re-Install disc. It has a SSD and the original system came on a USB Stick. This USB recovery is what I'd like to make for the Lion install. How do I do this?
     
  2. jj48 macrumors regular

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    Check out this:

    Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

    Particularly this part:

    "To create an external Lion Recovery, download the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant application. Insert an external drive, launch the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, select the drive where you would like to install, and follow the on screen instructions."
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You can make your own USB boot stick


    Google the instructions and make the USB drive with Lion DMG on it.

    Keep it safe, and you won't need to shell out for Apples $69.00 Copy
     
  4. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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    The Lion recovery and what you downloaded from the App. store are two different things. The Lion Recovery is a base image with just the essentials to get your recovery process started. If you want the full Lion install image, you needed to extract that from your download prior to installing it, as it gets deleted after the installation.

    The link below has a method to get the full image to download again:

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110831105634716

    I have not tried it myself.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Remeber if you use the first method, you must have an active Internet connection
     
  6. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

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    JJ48, your link is dead bro, can you find another link??
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Works for me :confused:
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    It works for me.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    I've noticed recently that the Apple KB sometimes needs a reload/refresh. It first comes back with what looks like a dead link and then finds it the second time. Try a reload/refresh.

    B
     
  10. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    Yes each time for me ... never seen any recent link that works right away ... hopefully 10.7.3 fixes that maybe?
     

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