Install OS X Lion from a bootable flash drive

Bill Detwiler shows you how to create a bootable USB flash drive and use it to install OS X Lion.

When Apple launched OS X Lion, they did so exclusively through their online App Store. Two months later, the company began selling USB flash drives loaded with Lion for $69 (a $40 premium over the operating system's $29 download price).

Luckily, you don't need to spend the extra cash. In this week's TR Dojo episode, I show you how to create a bootable OS X Lion install drive, using your own 8GB USB flash drive.

TR Dojo: Install OS X Lion from a bootable flash drive Using the App Store to install OS X Lion on multiple machines, means you'll be doing a lot of waiting for the files to download. Luckily, there's a way to download the update once, but install it on many machines. Bill Detwiler shows you how to create a bootable flash drive from which you can install OS X Lion. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window. You can also sign up to receive the latest TR Dojo lessons through one or more of the following methods:

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...