This is a week old Apple Store refurb, mid-2011 model which came with Lion 10.7.2. I made an erased partition in half of the drive for a Snow Leopard install that I now realize I don't need. Trying to bring it back to normal with their "Recovery" method since Apple supplies no discs now. Thanks a lot Apple. I definitely still have the Recovery partition, found it with a Terminal command someone gave somewhere and I saw it being moved when partitioning. I was under the impression that this built-in Recovery partition is Apple's alternative to supplying discs now. So, if there's a need to re-install or repair, there it is ready to use. Apple says in http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/ "Built right into OS X Lion, Lion Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without the need for a physical install disc. Since Lion Recovery is built into your Mac, its always there when you need it." Okay, sounds great so far. Then on Apple's Support page http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718 Apple says an internet connection is needed, (whoa, wait a minute, why, if Recovery has it???). But then says in next section, "Lion Internet Recovery", that internet is used, "If you happen to encounter a situation in which you cannot start from the Recovery HD..." Sounds to me like I don't need internet, my system is running fine. There's a lot of contradicting ambiguous info out there and it now appears that I maybe have to download Lion from Apple's servers?? Makes no sense, Recovery is not like having discs at all then. I did the Command-R start-up as instructed and all it did was direct me to a 57 hour download with my high speed DSL?! You've got to be kidding me. Say it ain't so, this is crazy. Thanks for your help.