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14th December 2014, 08:58 PM
I have an old white Macbook 2,1 that is running the latest version of 10.6, and I want to download the Lion installer.

Problem is I'm clicking the download link in the App Store in my 'Purchases' tab on the Macbook, but nothing is happening.

Is there another place where I can download the Lion installer from?

15th December 2014, 07:31 AM
Go here to Apple Aus, pay the $25 and get the download key and information. Lion was never a free download.

OS X Lion (10.7) - Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/au/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion)

15th December 2014, 05:29 PM
I've already paid for it, but the download link doesn't work.

15th December 2014, 05:49 PM
Have you tried on a different Mac?

15th December 2014, 07:32 PM
Unfortunately all my other macs already have newer versions installed

15th December 2014, 08:15 PM
I'd be ringing Apple I think. Can't imagine anyone else is going to be able to help.

15th December 2014, 08:26 PM
I have a copy still on disk, if you want me to send it to you on USB send me a PM. It is 3.76GB file

15th December 2014, 10:13 PM
I've just tried downloading it from Yosemite, it give me a warning that I have a newer version installed but looks like it will download anyway:


Give it a go on another machine.

16th December 2014, 05:56 PM
Doesn't let me 'continue' on Yosemite, I have another computer with 10.9, I'll give that a go.


16th December 2014, 06:10 PM
Did it on another MBP that has 10.9 and I got that message. It is currently downloading !

Thanks for all the help guys!

17th December 2014, 07:19 AM
Use LionDiskMaker to make a bootable USB thumb drive. 4GB thumb drive, and download from this link (version 1.7 down the page a bit for Lion).

What is DiskMaker X ? (http://diskmakerx.com/whats-this/)