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:) It did not come with it, I think they stopped giving CD's/DVD's in 2011

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You can download the apps through the App Store.

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It's asking me to pay for them but I have found that on Apple forums.

If you reinstall Lion on a new Mac that shipped with OS X Lion installed, on an erased or replaced hard drive, you can download iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand from the Mac App Store.

After installation, start from Lion.

  1. Double-click the App Store icon in the dock.
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click Purchases.
  4. If you haven't previously accepted your bundled iLife applications within the Mac App Store, you should see your iLife applications appear in the Accept portion of the screen. Click Accept.
  5. You may be asked for your Apple ID and password once again. Your iLife applications now move to the Purchased section. These applications are part of the software that came with your Lion based computer. Your account will not be charged for them. Click Install to compete installation of your applications.

That should do the trick!

Thanks

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Does this trick also work for Mountain Lion?

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Does this trick also work for Mountain Lion?

So I've heard :)

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It does, I did this last night to upgrade my 2nd mac so I didnt have to do the download over again.

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I had the three-beep of death for the longest time as I tried to downgrade from Lion to Snow Leopard. Apparently Apple has hardcoded that error so that you can't downgrade. I ended up reinstalling Lion. The only other option is upgrading to Mountain Lion.

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Apparently Apple has hardcoded that error so that you can't downgrade.

:huh:

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I had the three-beep of death for the longest time as I tried to downgrade from Lion to Snow Leopard. Apparently Apple has hardcoded that error so that you can't downgrade. I ended up reinstalling Lion. The only other option is upgrading to Mountain Lion.

I doubt this, I had no trouble booting into Lion and installing Snow Leopard.

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Thanks for this guide just going to create my own copy of Mountain Lion now and this is really helpful!

GUID Partition Table and Mac OS Extended

I saw some guide on the internet use MS-DOS?? I thought that was strange, will be using mac os extended and guid partition table anyway.

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The disk utility won't work for me, I press erase option and it does nothing on the restore, I also formatted the USB drive completely, tried copying the .dmg file out of the application to the desktop. When I press Restore then Erase it does nothing!! :( Looks like I'll give that tool a try ^

edit: Actually turns out I set the destination as the install dmg file and the source the usb haha

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I saw some guide on the internet use MS-DOS?? I thought that was strange, will be using mac os extended and guid partition table anyway.

Any Windows filesystem will corrupt OS X system files and apps because it doesn't support all characters.

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Any Windows filesystem will corrupt OS X system files and apps because it doesn't support all characters.

Found out about this the hard way.

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Not sure if it's been mentionedin here, but there is a good tool for making a bootable Lion or Mountain Lion CD or USB stick...

Go here http://blog.gete.net...n-diskmaker-us/

It works great!

Yeah I've used that, really good :)

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Anyone know if I got the DMG file on my PC how to burn it on a disc? I think I have been stupid when installing my new HDD.

Actually, if you install TransMac, you can burn the DVD on any Windows PC (that is, after all, what TransMac is for - accessing normally-incompatible Mac file formats on Windows PCs).

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Actually, if you install TransMac, you can burn the DVD on any Windows PC (that is, after all, what TransMac is for - accessing normally-incompatible Mac file formats on Windows PCs).

 

In the 1,5 years since I posted above reply I've found a solution and already forgot it again. Thanks anyway for the suggestion!

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In the 1,5 years since I posted above reply I've found a solution and already forgot it again. Thanks anyway for the suggestion!

My first exposure to TransMac goes back to my early days of Mac emulation - specifically, Basilisk II; with MacOS 7.5.x or even OS 8 (the first version of MacOS to support DHCP).  Because I also support real Macs (of both the PPC and Intel sorts), TransMac is still a nice utility to have at the ready.

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Yes - works for Lion and later.  (In fact, it works for anything you purchase via the App Stores or iTunes - even those items with a price of $0.00.)

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