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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How to Upgrade to Lion

Description: This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to download and upgrade Mac OS X 10.6.6 (or later) to Mac OS Lion 10.7 from the App Store on the Mac Book Pro.

Benefits of Upgrading to Lion
  1. Multi-touch gestures
  2. Full-screen apps
  3. Mission Control
  4. Launchpad
  5. Auto-Save and Versions
  6. AirDrop
  7. Updated Apps
  8. Many more features
    • Auto-correction, Resume, Window resizing, Emoji support, Digital signatures, Restore partition, all my files, Search tokens, better file management, Low-power wake, Interactive iTunes screensavers, and FileVault 2.
All these Benefits can be viewed at: http://gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/12/7070647-mac-os-x-lion-yes-its-worth-the-upgrade

Minimum Requirements
  • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
  • 7GB of available space
  • Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
Step 1: Make sure your Mac can run Lion by meeting at least the minimum requirements. Click on the Apple Icon Apple icon at the top left of the screen, then choose About This Mac.

About this Mac

About this Mac

Step 2: If your Mac matches up with the requirements. Click the App Store Icon on the bottom of the screen.

App Store

Step 3: Next, type in "OS X Lion" in the search bar in the upper right hand side of the App Store.

Search OS X Lion

Step 4: Next, click on the "OS X Lion" productivity software and select the "29.99" and "buy" app.

OS X Lion

Step 5: Next, It is going to ask for an Apple ID and Password. If you don’t have one you can create one at this time by clicking the Create Apple ID Button.

Apple ID

Step 6: Once Logged In, advance to OS X Lion by clicking "Download".

Step 7: After that, click the "Purchased" icon on the App Store menu bar to access the Lion OS software download.


Step 8: Next, click the "Install" button to the right of the OS X Lion software to start downloading.


Step 9: OS X Lion will display in the downloads folder on the lower right hand corner of the screen showing the status of the download. The OS X Lion software is also seen in the App Store as "Installing".


Hint: You can "Pause" or "Cancel Download" by clicking the applet on the Apple

Pause or Cancel

Step 10: Once downloaded from the App Store, click the OS X Lion Applet at the bottom of the page to employ the install.

Step 11: Next, The Mac OS X Lion install screen will pop-up. Read the License agreement and click "Agree".


Step 12: When "Agree" is clicked a window will pop-up to confirm, click "Agree".


Step 13: In order to process this install, Verify your Password and click the OK button.


Step 14: Click "Install" on the Mac OS X Menu to continue to install


Step 15: Connect the computer to a power source in order to complete download without the battery dying.


Step 16: Next Screen will show Mac OS X Lion downloading and computer will restart after download is complete.


Step 17: After Lion has completed and restarted, Lion Setup Assistant will be the first open window on the desktop. Scroll inside the middle text box and click "continue".


CONGRATULATIONS on successfully installing Mac OS X Lion!

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