6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2012 5:06 PM by Ardwa
Ardwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

new hdd. how do I get lion back??

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    Time Machine?

     

    Lion Recovery?

  • Ardwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    have neither!

     

    big laptop destruction, hence new hdd. no timemachine at the time

     

    cannot find a redownload on Apple?

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    How did you get Lion in the first place - it came on your machine? Or you upgraded to it from Snow Leopard?

     

    The two methods I can think of are:

     

    * Reinstall Snow Leopard, then go to the App store and get Lion again. It should show up under "Purchases".

     

    * Go to the App store and download Lion on another computer. Make an install disk.

     

    charlie

  • Ardwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    charlie,

    i remember downloading it fro apple, so i assume i bought it!

    however it does not show up on 'apps' ?

     

    confused

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (16,645 points)

    "apps" ?

     

    It should be under "Purchases" when running the App store application.

     

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  • Ardwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you both for trying to help.

     

    Having tried to download using my wifes login  (recommended by 'apple' on telephone and failing, trying updates, purchases as suggested and failing I gave up.

     

    I presse the purchase button and was told immediately that I already had paid and just to continue to get re-installation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    ***!!!!

     

    Probably the least INTUITIVE bit of stuff I have come across since leaving Windows!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Surely a reload/reinstall/get it again (whatever) should be available on your PURCHASES LIST !!!!!!!! and simply INSTALL???????????

     

    Why do I have to guess at BUYING to get somthing I have already purchased?????????????

     

    Jeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzeeeeeeeeee!

     

    Yup a bit peeeeeed ooofffffff!

     

    Still it is only 01:05 and still rebuilding

     

    Thank you again

     

    G'Nite