Question about installing Lion to a new internal HDD.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by RedEyedDream, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. RedEyedDream macrumors newbie

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    I just got a brand new internal 2.5" internal hard drive for my MacBook Pro. I have OS X Lion on my current internal hard drive. When I go to the App Store to try to redownload the installer .app it doesn't let me. I also could use an external hard drive, as I have one.

    So that leads me to my questions.

    Is there a way I can redownload Lion from the App Store so I can install the OS to my new HDD after install

    or

    Should I use Time Machine to back up my current hard drive, install the new HDD then install the Time Machine back up onto it?
     
  2. RKO macrumors 6502

    RKO

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    Click on purchases in the App Store press option and click on Lion.
     
  3. RedEyedDream thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I do that it brings it up as I would have to pay for it again? I don't want to pay for it twice.
     
  4. RKO macrumors 6502

    RKO

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    When you click on it you will be told that you have already purchased it before and if you want to re download again after you authenticate. You won't be charged twice.
     

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