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I have an old Mac Book Pro A1260 (2008 early model), and I need to replace the old HDD with SDD. In doing so, I'm thinking about installing Mac OS X Lion.

Can I install Mac OS X Lion directly to my Mac? Do I need to install snow leopard first, and then upgrade to Mac OS X Lion?

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You can

Get a copy of lion from the app store on another Mac and follow this guide

http://lifehacker.com/5823096/how-to-burn-your-own-lion-install-dvd-or-flash-drive?popular=true

You can clean install from the USB / dvd worked fine here

  • I used the above link and it went flawless! I made my own jumpdrive and thats what I use when i want to reformat my mac. – Drewdin Apr 2 '12 at 13:43

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