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


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, 2012 at 13:43

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