Skip navigation

Crashed Hard drive.  Where can I get a Lion install file, cd, thumb drive, or whatever?

144 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 9, 2012 4:42 AM by Mike Sombrio RSS
nomad4811 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Dec 9, 2012 3:33 AM

I dropped my 2009 intel based MacBook while the disk was running.  It no longer runs... no big surprise.  Now I need a bootable disk or USB drive with the ability to install an operating system.  It was running Lion when I bought it so my time machine back ups will be in that format.  I would actually prefer to NOT use my time machine full back up since it had data from the previous owner that I could not figure out how to delete. 

I need a full install not an update... I have nothing to update and cannot boot.

A fresh install would be wonderful.  I don't mind paying for the installation disk or file, I just can't find it anywhere. 

Swapping out the drive was easy.  I just need to get the OS installed. 


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Intel 2.0 with 2 GB and 120 GB HD


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.