Re-Install OS X Lion on Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jasperjaz, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. jasperjaz macrumors newbie

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    I recently decided to sell my MacBook Air. So I created a new account as Admin and deleted the old account, to which the laptop went black and beeped three times with a 2 second break. I then used recovery and formatted the disc...

    The big issue now is as the macbook was second hand I did not buy Lion I own Mountain Lion, Snow Leopard & Leopard and older.

    Recovery will only let an apple ID that own Lion install. I can no longer buy Lion in the app store!!

    Is there a way to boot the MB Air to use the disc on my other MB to install Snow Leopard or any other solutions?
     
  2. Habberkuk macrumors member

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    You could use your other MacBook's optical drive to install SL, but since you've formatted the HD it's too late. Have you got a super drive?
     
  3. jasperjaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just a macbook pro and an iMac. I had to format as it beeped every time I re started it. Seems silly that their is no option to pay for lion.

    Would there be a way with terminal boot with iMac??
     
  4. Habberkuk macrumors member

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    You actually can buy Lion. But you will have to call apple and it will cost 20 $ I think.
    If you buy it, it will come on a USB stick... I think you have to boot the computer up from the USB stick.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    All but the first generation Air will run Mavericks, which is free. Which model Air do you have?
    If I were selling a computer today, I'd put Mavericks on it if possible.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can buy Lion from Apple here. they will send you a code you can redeem in the App Store for Lion.
     

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