OSX installation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by logicwatch, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. logicwatch

    logicwatch MDL Member

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    Hi

    Have been trying for 2 days to do a fresh install on a Mac book Pro 13" 2011.
    Its original OSX was lion
    Heres my issue

    Have fitted a new Hard Drive ( so no recovery partition available )
    The internet recovery will not run as it keeps asking for Apple ID and password when entered keeps saying UNAVAILABLE
    ( apparently a well known problem )
    I DO NOT have access to any other MACs or Apple products just the Apple needing the OSX install.
    Have tried several methods with memory sticks and downloaded .dmg files using Transmac prepared on PC but these seem to fail
    ( installation starts then get circle with diagonal line through it ) this still happens with 2 different hard drives tried.
    Really at a loss to what to try next ?
    Open to suggestions ( why are Macs so complicated to recover ???? :(
    many thanks in advance
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  3. GoFigure

    GoFigure MDL Novice

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    This worked on a Mac Book Pro 15 2008.
     
  4. romanreings

    romanreings MDL Novice

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    Thanks for this Precious Post.
     
  5. maverikdj

    maverikdj MDL Novice

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    In windows you can use Transmac or MacDrive for restoring dmg in usb pen drive. with img,raw or other image backup files you can use suse image writer, HDD Raw Copy, Passmark imageUSB, Win32DiskImager, USB Image Tool 1.72.
     
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  7. sl1fka

    sl1fka MDL Novice

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    If you even still care about this post...

    Do you have any friends with Mac computers? Or a library near you that has Macs and will let you use them?
     
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