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    Wipe and reinstall on Macbook Air?
    How do I go about completely wiping and reinstalling Lion on my 2011 macbook air.

    It didn't come with any installation media.

    I just tried the CMD+R thing but its kept all my files and settings - I want to completely wipe and have it fresh.

    Thanks.

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    Are you selling it on or something?

    If you can download Lion from the App store (even if you have previously purchased it) you can copy the installer to a USB drive and do a fresh install

    How to Burn Your Own OS X Lion Install DVD or USB Drive
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    No, I just wish to to have a fresh install so I don't have to go through and delete everything manually.

    EDIT: When I goto the App Store, it just says Installed, how do I download it again?

    Can I simply delete the partition and use the recovery thing?

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    Well I've taken the plunge and deleted the partition and going to try the recovery thing again

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    Just incase anyone wanted to know - IT WORKED!

    -Boot into Lion recovery via CMD+R
    -Use Disk Utility to erase the hard drive
    -Reinsall Lion via the recovery option.

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