Problems with OSX restoring OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yogakun, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Yogakun macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2010
    I have 10.8 Mountain Lion upgraded from Lion.

    It was running bootcamp. I pressed Cmd R, and deleted the HD Mac drive. I'm not sure what I did, but the bootcamp is still there. How can I just have a clean boot and restore to Lion? The restore option gives me options to go to Mountain Lion.
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I don't think there is a way to restore Lion from a Mountain Lion recovery partition. I still keep an old Lion restore USB stick lying around. I made it BEFORE I allowed "install osx Lion" to run. I also made them for the developer preview as well as the release of Mountain Lion. If you don't have a recovery USB stick, you might be able to go to the app store and download Lion even if you are on a Mountain Lion machine. Only this time google for creating a bootable install USB stick and follow the instructions. Be sure to test your stick to make sure it is bootable. But for now, you should simply restore Mountain Lion since that's what is set up on your recovery partition.
  3. Yogakun thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2010
    I'm doing that. It asked for my apple ID which takes another 8 hours to download to fix this. This is stupid.

    I deauthorized my itunes account to Mountain Lion, will I have issues when I deauthorize it again. I am going to sell this.

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