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how can I reinstall os x lion?

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Aug 3, 2012 12:49 AM

Due to an unrecoverable error on the data structure of the hard disc with Mac OS X Lion, I had to erase the hard disk and install Mac OS X Snow Leopard from installer CDROM disc. After the installation I restored all data from a security copy saved on an external hard drive with Time Machine. Now I do not remember how to install again OS X Lion, Do I have to download from iTunes?


The problem is that the iTunes version I have installed is 10.6.3 and is not compatible with OS X Snow Leopard.


So how can I get Lion reinstalled and from where I have to download it?  (I payed for downloading the update to Lion the first Time)


Thanks for any help.

Mac Book Pro 15 2.16, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2 GB RAM
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to Pablo Poch)

    Go to the App Store and re download it. You won't be charged again. The App Store (Mac not iTunes) can be accessed from your Apple menu, or the App Store icon in your Dock, or your Applications folder.



    How to re download apps from the Mac App Store:


    Open the App Store. From the menu bar click Store > Sign In


    Click Purchases from the top of the App Store window.


    Select which apps you want to re download. Then right or control click where you see Installed  then click Install.


    Make sure and use the same Apple ID used for the original purchase.


    Due to an unrecoverable error on the data structure of the hard disc with Mac OS X Lion

    If need to repair the startup disk or reinstall the OS X running Lion, don't use your Snow Leopard install discs. Use OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery


    You can restore from a Time Machine backup using Lion Recovery.


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