SSD install guide

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NewGuyHere, May 7, 2012.

  1. NewGuyHere macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2012
    Sorry to ask, but I am having trouble with trying to find simple guides on how to do an ssd install and lion install. I know how to put it in, but what do I do after when I close the MBP and all that. I am not very computer driven. If you can drop me a link below I would appreciate it. Free internet cookies to whoever does. Once again thank you.
  2. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    If it's a 2011 and on MBP, just put in the SSD and when you start hold Option. You can recover from the web via WiFi or Ethernet. Should take about an hour and a half with a decent internet connection.

    Another way to install Lion (if you have an older MBP) is to download the Lion DMG and put that on a USB stick and boot off that.
  3. NewGuyHere thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2012
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If you got Lion from the app store, just follow this.

    If Lion came preinstalled on your computer, you will not be able to get it from the app store and will need to follow this admittedly convoluted process.

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