OS X 10.7 install media in box?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by belltree, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. belltree macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    Just wanted to be clear on this. Does either the Mac Mini or Macbook Air include Lion install media - USB memory or DVD media (yes, I know there is no optical drive) in the box? Or do they only give you the ability to reinstall via the Internet at this time (until the USB media is sold at retail)?
  2. TheBaconKing macrumors regular


    Dec 2, 2010
    Northwest Arkansas
    No install media. There is a recovery partition on your HDD that replaces the disk or USB stick.

    The only way you will have to use the Internet in recovery is if you install a new blank drive with no OS on it.
  3. Killroy™ macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2008
    The 2.3hz model has absolutely no media or install anything in the box.
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    the mini's oem can be cloned onto a spare hdd for backup. comes in handy if you have a slow internet connection
  5. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    Actually the recovery partition uses the Internet to download Lion to install. The partition only includes Disk Admin and a couple of utilities.

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