OS X Internet recovery and SSD?

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  1. Zandra with Z, Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012

    Zandra with Z macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    1. If I replace the mechanical HDD in my Mac Mini 2011 with a brand new blank SSD, can I just start the computer, press command-r, choose to format the drive via disk utility and then use the OS X Internet Recovery to install OS X Lion?

    2. I already bought OS X Mountain Lion via the App Store. Can I somehow install OS X Mountain Lion without first installing OS X Lion via Internet Recovery? Seems pointless to install the OS twice.

    Thanks,
    Zandra
     
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