12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2013 10:08 AM by ryanfromclarksburg
ryanfromclarksburg Level 1 (0 points)

I had to put a new hard drive in my mac book Pro that I bought new a couple of years ago and I bought Lion when it came out, but according to what I'm seeing its not attached to my apple ID, help?


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), It had a fully updated Lion OS.
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,888 points)

    Is it listed in your App Store list of Purchased apps? If not see the following:

     

    iTunes Store- Hiding and unhiding purchases


  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    So you used the original system discs to reinstall Snow Leopard? And now you are at the Nac App Store, Not the iTunes store, and have you gone to your Purchases area? It should be there is you are using the same Apple ID you used when you original bought Lion.

  • ryanfromclarksburg Level 1 (0 points)

    No I didnt use the CD, the system booted into internet recovery and I jumped on that the Lion OS install came up and asked for an apple ID.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,888 points)

    Check this to be sure you can use Internet Recovery:

     

    Computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery.

     

    If you can you still might need a firmware update to enable your computer to use it. Not sure if that makes any difference whatsoever, but if you purchased Lion and it's in your Purchased list at the App Store then you shouldn't have a problem.

     

    If you do then you will need to click on the Support link under Quick Links in the App Store and request assistance.

  • ryanfromclarksburg Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, that makes since... It gave me the option so I gave it a try... I'll see after the CD instal if I can find it in the app store, Thanks

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    Ok and you used the same Apple ID that you bought Lion with?

    What model year is your Mac? If it is an "Early" Early 2011 model that came with snow leopard you can't (TYPO, Should of READ CAN'T) use the Online Internet Recovery system as that is only for Mac computers that Originally came with Lion or Mt Lion. Even though the system started from it it will never work for you as your system came with Snow Leopard or Leopard.

     

    You must use the original systemdiscs to reinstall Snow Leopard then once that is installed and updated to 10.6.8 then you login to the Mac App store to redownload Lion and install it.

     

    I could give you the full story on why your system is booting from the Online Internet Recovery system and why it isn't working but just take my work for it you will never get Lion installed from that.

     

    Once you have completed the Snow Leopard install, and I suggest you first reinstall the iLife apps from the second system disc, the Applications disc, before you upgrade to Lion, and then download and install lion use the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant program to make a USB thumb drive of the Built in Recovery HD partition so in the future you will be able to boot the system and reinstall Lion Clean, IE without first installing Snow Leopard.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,888 points)

    It would make more sense to just spend the money to buy Mountain Lion then make the bootable flash drive.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    The OP can do that with Lion if he likes. In any event he will still need to install Snow Leopard to get either Lion or Mt Lion.

    Kappy wrote:

     

    It would make more sense to just spend the money to buy Mountain Lion then make the bootable flash drive.

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,888 points)

    No argument there.

  • ryanfromclarksburg Level 1 (0 points)

    Yea, after I finish installing SL I will go ahead and make a bootable drive out of ML... I was being lazy and didnt feel like it right up until the drive died, I then had a 'well ****' moment

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    Also if you use Time Machine to backup your system on a regular, or even not that regular, basis you can boot from it and reload it on a new drive or an old drive or an external drive and you will never have to go through this again. You will have a Backup of your system.

    ryanfromclarksburg wrote:

     

    Yea, after I finish installing SL I will go ahead and make a bootable drive out of ML... I was being lazy and didnt feel like it right up until the drive died, I then had a 'well ****' moment

  • ryanfromclarksburg Level 1 (0 points)

    My machine was dog slow so I wanted a fresh install, I have a time machine back up but meh... I was about to resort to that before I posted here.