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Apple Brings Lion Internet Recovery to Current MacBook Pro Models


Apple this week released three firmware updates that include fixes to compatibility with the forthcoming Apple Thunderbolt Display, but the MacBook Pro firmware update released today brings another interesting addition to the company's current models: Lion Recovery over the Internet.
This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on MacBook Pro (early 2011) models.
Internet Recovery debuted as part of OS X Lion to allow users to install the operating system on blank hard drives. The system works using a minimal bootable install on the machine's firmware that then passes off the full Lion install to the usual recovery mechanism, which downloads the operating system over the Internet.

Internet Recovery was initially available only on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini models that launched alongside OS X Lion, but Apple has now extended the capabilities to the MacBook Pro models introduced back in February.

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42 months ago
This sucks! My Pismo is left out in the cold??
Rating: 8 Votes
42 months ago
I still prefer having it on a physical disc, but this will help.
Rating: 7 Votes
42 months ago
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago

Wheres the support on the 2010 models?


Here (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro)

Enjoy Apple's user experience :)
Signed: A MBP Pro 2010 owner :D
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago

Lion rocks for these features and the others. Just get used to them and you will be an happy guy.


I didn't like the natural scrolling at first. I turned it off instantly. Then as I used it more, with the way they have designed window animations for scrolling, etc...it just seemed better to use the natural scrolling so I turned it back on and after 3 days I was completely used to it. Now I think it rocks, I hated it at first, but gave it a chance and now I think it's the best thing ever. I did however turn off the resume features... I don't need my apps resuming when I restart. Other than that, lion rocks.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

This sucks! My Pismo is left out in the cold??

I think this comment wins the thread, since most of the new Apple fans will be like "Your what?"
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
How slow will the process be though, if you need to download the whole OS again to recover.
Really, I know that they are trying to be forward thinking, but given the speed of internet across a large proportion of the world, I still think they should include a recovery disk/USB
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago

For me this is a terrible solution. Also for people with slow internet connections or small download limits this would not be possible. Plus with a file that size, the download is likely to fail at some point.

I've created a full install usb, but apparently that is frowned upon by apple? I don't see why since I'm not pirating anything, just saving some time and downloads.


http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/

The Do-It-Yourself Recovery Tool.
Not all Macs running OS X Lion are enabled for Internet Recovery. But Apple still has you covered with the Recovery Disk Assistant. You can create a bootable Lion Recovery drive using your own USB drive that does everything to recover your Mac, including reinstalling Lion from Apple servers.

Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago

For me this is a terrible solution. Also for people with slow internet connections or small download limits this would not be possible. Plus with a file that size, the download is likely to fail at some point.

I've created a full install usb, but apparently that is frowned upon by apple? I don't see why since I'm not pirating anything, just saving some time and downloads.



Not sure how it's frowned upon when Apple gives you a tool to make a recovery disk?

Lion Recovery Disk Assistant (http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1433)

If you use TrueCrypt or FileVault, you can see that with this EFI update Apple has also enabled AES-NI in the low-end 15' MBP with the 2635-QM processor!


Where are you seeing that? The 2635QM not supporting AES-NI is an Intel decision, not an Apple EFI choice.
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago
2011 imac apple ... or have you forgotten
Rating: 2 Votes

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