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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: Frederico on Aug 03, '11 09:49:41AM

What is a 'NON-LION 10.7 system'??? How can you have a 'Lion' system that is not 10.7?

If you mean you are running Snow Leopard, why don't you just say that? Very confusing.

Also, why do you only allude to the functional key-combo (Option-Click) on the 'Purchases' tab of the App Store? Wouldn't it be helpful to state what it actually is in order to clarify what this hint is trying to do?

Craig, this hint needs to be removed and rewritten for clarity; it only confuses the issues and adds little useful information.

Title: Re-Downloading OS X 10.7 Lion Installer from The App Store.

If you failed to save your 'Install OS X Lion.app' installer application prior to installation, you will find that it has self-deleted upon completing its own installation.

You may also have saved a copy, but for some reason, believe it to be corrupt (or out of date) and you wish to retrieve another copy.

Method 1: While running the App Store application under OS X 10.7 Lion, hold the 'Option' key while Clicking on the 'Purchases' tab in the titlebar. (Option-Click 'Purchases'). The 'OS X Lion' listing, which would normally show as 'Installed' will now again show 'Download'; click to re-download, but Cancel the Installation when given the opportunity, and then move or copy the installer from the Applications folder to a safe location.

Note: Be sure to label the new parent folder with the version number you downloaded; as of this writing that should be 10.7.0; this will be useful when future versions of the OS are updated to 10.7.1 and beyond.

Method 2: If you are still running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, simply move the Installer app from the Applications folder to the Trash (you need not empty the Trash if you have another use for the file); you will need to enter your Admin password to complete this move; then return to the App Store application and click on the purchases tab to re-download Lion. Save as above, as desired.

Method 3: If for some bizarre reason neither Methods 1 or 2 work for you, you can always d/l Lion Installer from any Mac using a boot partition that is still using 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, but this should not be necessary.



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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: David Allen on Aug 03, '11 12:36:11PM
You can not use any Mac. You can only download Lion on an Intel Mac that meets the minimum qualification to install Lion. The MAS will not allow me to download Lion on my iMac Core Duo even though it has the latest version of Mac OS X 10.6.8 v1.1 and the latest version of the MAS, because Lion cannot be installed on it.
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Dah•veed |David Allen|
Monterrey, NL, Mexico


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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: Frederico on Aug 03, '11 03:16:52PM

Yup, you're spot on; in my frustration with this and other sloppiness I've encountered since getting up way too early today, I forgot about that rather important detail. Thanks for the correction.

Cheers

F



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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: leamanc on Aug 03, '11 12:59:56PM

Other than the small correction Mr. Allen made above, I am with you 100%. Let's scrap this hint and replace it with the one you wrote.



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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: DCJ001 on Aug 03, '11 01:25:23PM

Changing the title of the hint to:

10.7: Downloading Lion from App Store again

would be a good idea too.



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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: mmnw on Aug 03, '11 11:48:51PM

Didn't work for me. When I hold the alt key while clicking on Purchased I see the list of purchases with the "Install" buttons, but all the while I also get the dreaded spinning beach ball. When the spinning ball disappears all buttons change to "Installed".
I used a slightly different method which worked for me. I described it in a later comment farther down how.



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