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10.7: How to get a full Lion install disc for a new MacBook Air or Pro
Authored by: macintush on Jul 21, '13 09:58:10AM

Thanks, Charles! This should be a sticky post!

I would add just two things:
1. This works for Mountain Lion, too! (OS X 10.8.x) You might want to modify the title of your post accordingly.
2. This hint could be especially useful to folks who have just brought home their first Mac. They might need extra help putting the .dmg file onto a (bootable) USB drive. It would be helpful to add specific instructions (expanding the helpful comment by mrfunke above):

-Open Disk Utility and select the "Restore" tab.
-In the "Source" field, insert the InstallESD.dmg file you downloaded. (If the file doesn't appear on the navigation list on the left, click the "Image" button to the right of the "Source" field to locate the file.)
-In the "Destination" field, select the USB drive.
-Click the "Restore" button at the bottom of the Disk Utility window.
-When the restoration is finished, you should have a bootable USB drive to install Lion (or Mountain Lion)!

Thanks again everyone!



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