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I have a disk image of OS X lion 10.7.2. I have read that certain disc images won't work to restore Macs that shipped with Lion installed.

I was wondering if my 10.7.2 disc image can be used to restore a Mac that shipped with Lion?

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If you install it to a flash drive, it might create a restore partition on that drive. Then you can boot off that drive. –  rubixibuc Feb 27 '12 at 14:31
    
support.apple.com/kb/HT4718 read the part "What to do if the installer warns that no Recovery HD can be created" –  rubixibuc Feb 27 '12 at 14:34
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