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#76 ConAmor

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 14:32

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


#77 .Neo

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 14:36

You can download the apps through the App Store.

#78 ConAmor

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 14:42

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.
  • Double-click the App Store icon in the dock.
  • Enter your Apple ID and password.
  • Click Purchases.
  • 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.
  • 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

#79 Richard C.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 17:25

Does this trick also work for Mountain Lion?

#80 richardsim7

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 17:33

Does this trick also work for Mountain Lion?


So I've heard :)

#81 Gotenks98

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 19:56

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

#82 Skulltrail

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 15:59

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.

#83 .Neo

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 21:49

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

:huh:

#84 Richard C.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 17:12

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.

#85 SuperKid

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:43

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.

#86 Co-ords

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:57

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!

#87 SuperKid

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:34

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

#88 .Neo

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 13:38

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.

#89 iUserX

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 20:53

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.

#90 richardsim7

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 21:13

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 :)