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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: mmnw on Aug 03, '11 11:32:28PM

I was expecting a real hint here. For example how to get the installer again after you downloaded.

There actually is an official Apple method to download the lion installer again, without deleting anything, without getting a new mac, and it even works on 10.7.

Here's how to do it:
Step 1 Open the Mac App Store.
Step 2 Navigate to your "Purchased" Page
Step 3 Hold down the "option"-key (alt) on your keyboard and click on your "OS X Lion" purchase (not on the "installed" button).
Step 4 You see the Lion product page. It should say "Installed", but that button is clickable. Hold down the "option"-key again and click on installed. If you don't hold the option key it will tell you there's already a newer version installed.
Step 5 Enter your login credentials.
Step 6 Download.

I guess I'll try and submit this procedure as a real hint.



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10.7: Re-downloading Lion from App Store again
Authored by: gjm25 on Aug 06, '11 02:18:52PM

Now that is a very useful hint! Of all the tips on burning Lion to a USB this is the first one that is actually useful to me. Many thanks!



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