Member Since: May 01, 2012
Location: Somewhere in time
Mac Specs: Currently slow.
05-02-2012, 03:46 AM
Originally Posted by harryb2448
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.
Make a Bootable Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Installer from a USB Flash Drive
You certainly can do option 3 in your list. First up follow the Lion USB thumb stick suggestion.
ok, cheers. Note to self: get an external HD with screws - I have a WD MyPassport and I have no idea how to open the **** thing :-)
Thanks for the link to the thumb stick instructions. So with a blank HD in the machine, I can pop it in, it will boot, format the drive, and install enough of the O/S that I can go into the app store and install it "for good", or will it install the entire thing?
i'm getting nervous just thinking about this... ack!