New Mac OS X Lion Recovery Mode Can Reinstall OS From Apple's Servers

New Mac OS X Lion Recovery Mode Can Reinstall OS From Apple's Servers

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A leaked AppleCare screenshot reveals that Mac OS X Lion will have a new recovery mode that can reinstall Lion over the Internet, reports 9to5Mac.

A little birdie of ours has managed to snap a page from an internal AppleCare manual detailing OS X Lion's brand new recovery system, invoked by holding down Command-R during startup. Upon entering the new recovery mode, you can restore your system to any point in time from a Time Machine backup and run Disk Utility to check, repair, erase or partition volumes. In addition – and this is obviously your key takeaway – users can"reinstall Lion over the Internet from Apple's servers".

Apple Stores have already begun receiving Mac OS X Lion GM and are expected to install the OS tonight for its release tomorrow.

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New Mac OS X Lion Recovery Mode Can Reinstall OS From Apple's Servers

Unhandsome_scurvy_boy ^__^ - July 19, 2011 at 5:08pm
Damn good question!
Looky - July 19, 2011 at 3:31pm
Again iclarified old news, that partition is just a wasted HD space (650+ MB)
Chet Cox - July 19, 2011 at 4:00pm
How do you get a 4GB operating system in the 650mb partition?
Looky - July 19, 2011 at 6:18pm
the recovery partition is hiden partition (650+ MB) that help you to install 10.7 via internet in your main partition. lets say, if you out of home (in another country) and the if is there no internet connecion or is a crappy connetion, then is just that, an wasted of HD...
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