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Apple Releases OS X Lion Recovery Disk Assistant Download

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For those new OS X Lion users out there, you might want to know Apple has released the download for the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant:

Built right into OS X Lion, Lion Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without the need for a physical disc.

The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in Lion Recovery: reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.

You can use a 1GB USB stick to make your own recovery disk too. Plug it in and follow the instructions after launching the Lion Recovery Assistant. Definitely a wise choice to always make backups!

[via 9to5Mac]

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  • RC

    Does it download the Lion again from apple when re-install (need to be connected)?  Or the 1GB includes everything needed?

  • RC

    Does it download the Lion again from apple when re-install (need to be connected)?  Or the 1GB includes everything needed?

  • Kirk

    Good question. I’ll have to check it out in the app store later!

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