Quick question about re-downloading Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by karansaraf, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

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    I installed Lion a while back but then reverted to a clean install of SL because like many others I wasn't happy with the .0 release.

    My plan is to burn Lion into a bootable DVD and wait until a better update is available before clean installing Lion (rather than upgrading like I did last time).

    I have read a tutorial about how to make this bootable DVD, however I have one questions.

    I already downloaded Lion from the App store but obviously the file isn't on my computer anymore.

    When I go back to the Lion page in the App Store, the button just says "install" and when you click it, it starts to download it.

    What I want to know is, will it start to install Lion as soon as the download is finished, or will it just download the dmg onto my desktop? Because all I need is the dmg file so that I can burn the boot DVD, rather than an auto install once the download is finished.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    try hitting command or ctrl when you try to download it
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Here's how to do it:
    Step 1 Open the Mac App Store.
    Step 2 Navigate to your "Purchased" Page
    Step 3 Hold down the "option"-key (alt) on your keyboard and click on your "OS X Lion" purchase (not on the "installed" button).
    Step 4 You see the Lion product page. It should say "Installed", but that button is clickable. Hold down the "option"-key again and click on installed. If you don't hold the option key it will tell you there's already a newer version installed.
    Step 5 Enter your login credentials.
    Step 6 Download.


    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110723125458661#comments
     
  4. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    thanks i could not remember the right keys you had to press to get it to redownload
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    OP would have figured it out :)
    Us Mac users just use the modifier keys until we get the result we want.
     
  6. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot for the help.

    One final question - where will the downloaded file be located after download is complete? And it won't start installing automatically will it?
     
  7. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    it goes into your applications folder

    its starts the installer after downloading but you can just quit it, you need to tell it to continue installatin
     

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