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    Re-download OS X will cost me .99 ?

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    Unhappy Re-download OS X will cost me $29.99 ?
    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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    Re-download OS X will cost me .99 ?
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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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    Re-download OS X will cost me .99 ?
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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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    Re-download OS X will cost me .99 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLicious View Post
    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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    Re-download OS X will cost me .99 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckoir View Post
    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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    Re-download OS X will cost me .99 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cka_mike View Post
    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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