|Aug 8, 2013, 04:19 AM||#1|
Installing os x on a new hard drive
A few months ago I bought a second hand macbook Pro, a few weeks ago my hard drive failed.
I tried to format it and then i tried to install mac os x again from the recovery part of the hard disk. The MBP said he wasn't able to do that because he couldn't de-activate the hard drive.
Then I decided to buy a new hard drive because i also wanted an upgrade so I bought a 750GB WD Blue. Replacing it was easy, then I tried to install os x with the recovery disk i got from the guy who sold the MBP but apparently he did something wrong while making the disc because the MBP just couldn't start the installation.
Then i tried to do the internet recovery but the guy bought mountain lion with his app store account so I can't use that.
Do you have any clue what I can do about this? Or will I just have to go to the store and buy a lion disk? (18€ on the online Apple Store)
Thanks in advance!
|Aug 8, 2013, 05:03 AM||#2|
Do you have a friend with a Mac? If you do, you could sign him out of the App Store and then sign in with your AppleID to buy Mountain Lion, but don't run the installer on his machine. Then you'll have a Mountain Lion license and internet recovery will work for you.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Installing New Hard Drive.||JoeBeavis||iMac||3||Jan 16, 2014 06:53 PM|
|Any help with installing a new hard drive?||nickdd13||MacBook Pro||2||Jun 14, 2013 01:44 PM|
|Installing the OS on a NEW hard drive.||Tony Resta||OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion||3||Mar 27, 2013 09:52 AM|
|Installing OS X on new hard drive||JKL6||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion||1||Sep 25, 2012 02:06 AM|
|Installing a 2nd hard drive replaces CD-drive||MacOSXuser||MacBook||2||Jul 22, 2012 07:27 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 PM.