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Macbook was completely wiped...HELP!


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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.)

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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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