Why pay Apple .99 when you can build your own Lion install drive for the App Store purchase price of .99 — plus the cost of an inexpensive thumb drive. Here’s how to create a full install on a drive, not just the recovery disk that we recently posted about.
You’ll need a copy of the OS X Lion installer. If you saved a copy when you first installed Lion, great. If not, you’ll need to re-download it from the Mac App Store.
To do so, launch the App Store and option-click the Purchases tab. An “Install” button should appear next to Lion. Click it to re-download the in…
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