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    Dec 25, 2011
    Arrow Clean reinstall Lion without the OS disc
    Hi, I want to erase my hdd and reinstall Lion OS on it but I do not have the installation disc with me. Can you please suggest me the best method to do this ?

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    Oct 22, 2007
    You will need to download Lion, but before any update starts - create a bootable DVD or thumb drive

    How to Burn Your Own OS X Lion Install DVD or USB Drive
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    Dec 20, 2006
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    Why do you need a disc?

    Just boot the machine pressing and holding Command + R. Lion applies a hidden recovery partition and this contains the functional equivalent of a boot disc.
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    Dec 25, 2011
    Thanks for both replies.

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