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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Part  X

Appendix

Appendix  A

Installing Lion and Recovery Options

There are two primary ways to get Lion on a Mac: either you buy a new Mac with Lion preinstalled or you purchase Lion from the Mac App Store and download and install it. This appendix will walk you though the initial installation process of Lion using the App Store purchase and then discuss using Lions recovery options if you ever need to fix or reinstall Lion at a later time.

What You Need to Install Lion

To install Lion on an existing Mac, your Mac must have a few things:

  • Your Mac must have a 64-bit Intel processor including Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon, and Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors. (Macs with Intel Core Duo or Core Solo processors will not be able to run Lion.) ...

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