Q. How to restore Lion on new HD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 88 King, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

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    #1
    I'm going to install a new hard drive (Seagate 500GB Momentus XT) into the imac running Lion tomorrow.

    The problem is the new drive will not have Lion recovery partition, so can I insert the SL DVD came with my imac and restore Lion from Time machine backup in the menu?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. 88 King thread starter macrumors 6502

    88 King

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    Cheers the link, it's a good read.

    But I think I'll restore Lion to the new HD via Firewire, then swap out the hard drive.

    This seems to be the simplest solution, don't know why I did not think of it first.
     

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