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    ItzzJake's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2009
    Macbook was completely wiped...HELP!
    So I used to have Snow Leopard, then I upgraded Lion. Today, I decided that I wanted to restore it for some reason. I wanted it to be back where it was when I first got my computer (but, running Mac OS Lion).

    I went to Disk Utility and I think I erased my partition.

    Then I booted it up and then it said install failed. "Mac OSX cannot be installed".

    How can I simply install Lion on to my computer?

    (I have the Lion install file on my external hard drive, I also have time machine backups. I DO NOT want to restore a backup if I don't have to.)

    Macbook 2.13 GHz- 160GB Hard Drive- 2GB memory - Snow Leopard]
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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    You're going to have to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with that install file first. You can not use it directly to install Lion. It works fine as a download to Snow Leopard because the hard drive is already bootable.

    How to create a bootable Lion disk.

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