New MacBook Pro upgrading hard drive, it did not come with the recovery DVDs.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thiagos, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2007
    NYC (Manhattan)
    Hi guys,

    So I bought a brand new MacBook Pro that came with Lion preinstalled. It seems that Apple no longer includes the install DVDs with the computer.
    I bought a new Hard Drive which I am upgrading tomorrow night, how would I reinstall Lion if it did not come with the install discs?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Put the old HDD into an enclosure for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs and boot from that recovery partition via holding down the OPTION key upon startup.
    Or clone the old HDD to the new HDD via CarbonCopyCloner, while one of the HDDs is in an enclosure.

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