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KirkDS 08-30-2011 03:27 PM

New here - Lion install
 
Greetings! I'm new to the Mac party...had my MBP for a couple of months now and love it. You guys were right...everything IS easier and more awesome. I've also enjoyed reading many topics and conversations here since discovering the site a few hours ago.

So, I figure I'll kick things off with a dumb question.

I recently upgraded to Lion via download, but I'd like to start fresh with a clean OS install. How do I accomplish this? Being a long time Windows guy, I assume I need a Lion disk, but since there always seems to be magic involved with anything Mac related, I thought I'd ask if there might be some process that I havent imagined yet. For the record, I haven't started backing up to an external drive yet or created a boot disk.

S.SubZero 08-30-2011 03:33 PM

OS X Lion: How to Do a Clean Install

KirkDS 08-30-2011 03:37 PM

Thanks!

sau124 08-31-2011 04:10 PM

I see you haven't created any backups. If you have something worth in it I would recommend backing up before a fresh install.

KirkDS 08-31-2011 04:16 PM

Yep, just got a Time Capsule at lunch today :) I assume it's easy to copy data back over from the backup once you've performed an OS install....let's hope.
Thanks!

dmccloud 08-31-2011 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KirkDS (Post 1291149)
Yep, just got a Time Capsule at lunch today :) I assume it's easy to copy data back over from the backup once you've performed an OS install....let's hope.
Thanks!

Once you have performed the clean install, go to Applications - Utilities - Migration Assistant to migrate your data/apps/settings back to the machine.


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