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Re-download OS X will cost me $29.99 ?


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Hi All,

I am new here. My name is Michael and I have recently switched to Mac.

I just got the MBA13 and it does not come with any recovery DVD.

I understand there is a recovery partition that will re-download the OS.

However, I would like to re-download the OS X Lion via Appstore itself.

When I Option+Click the the appstore, it changed the "installed" to "$29.99".

When I click it again it says "Buy".

I am afraid to proceed further thinking that it will charge me again.

Please advise if it will charge me again.

Thanks a bunch peeps.

Regards,

Michael
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What you need is Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, here's the link to Apple's site which details how you go about it.

Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

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Try this to make your own (I have not tried this yet):

How to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive | Macworld

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Try this to make your own (I have not tried this yet):

How to make a bootable Lion install disc or drive | Macworld
This method requires you to have purchased Lion, which OP hasn't done nor does he want to. If he had purchased it, then yes this way would work.

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What you need is Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, here's the link to Apple's site which details how you go about it.

Lion Recovery Disk Assistant
Thanks Chuckoir. I will try it out once I get a 8GB thumbdrive. Thanks.
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Thanks Chuckoir. I will try it out once I get a 8GB thumbdrive. Thanks.
Hello, I went and bought a 8GB thumbdrive and created the Recovery Tools on the thumbdrive.

Now, how to I get the OS X Lion into the thumbdrive without downloading it again.

Thanks.
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