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G'day OP and welcome to the forums.

Suggest staying away from cloning as that will transfer over any corrupt file problems you may already have. How much free space is on your current hard drive? Drives need a minimum of 15% free space to work anywhere near efficiently.

Do you use a cleaning utility such as Onyx which is great tool for the Mac and is freeware? A months;y run over your computer is a good thing using the default settings.

If you purchased Lion from the App Store you can go back in, hold down Option and hit Purchases and Lion will come back up. Double click and download again f.o.c. Do not run the Installer but follow these instruction for making a USB thumb stick which will be bootable.

http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/08/make-...b-flash-drive/

You certainly can do option 3 in your list. First up follow the Lion USB thumb stick suggestion.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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