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Old Mar 27, 2006, 05:16 AM   #1
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HOW TO- Install OS X from a .ISO image on my Windows PC...

Recently, I had a problem with my Mac- I think my hard drive is dead. (see http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2218986)
I dont have my OS X install CDs because I lost them while moving, but I remember making a backup copy of them on my Windows comp in the form of a .iso disk image. My question is how can I use that backup file to intall OS X onto a new HD in order to get my Mac running again. Any help is very much appriciated... I've been on a Windows box for THREE WEEKS now and its been hell... I still tend to hit the upper right corner of the screen to see all open app windows...

Thanks a lot for any suggestions.
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 05:25 AM   #2
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if you already have an ISO file just burn it and see if that works

Nero should do it
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 05:26 AM   #3
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if you already have an ISO file just burn it and see if that works

Nero should do it
the file is like 3.3 gigs...
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the file is like 3.3 gigs...
yep it's called a DVD-R

if you do not have a DVD-RW drive time to get and external off someone
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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the superdrive on my mac is broken, too... Ya, I know.. I have a problem
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the superdrive on my mac is broken, too... Ya, I know.. I have a problem

Can you put the .iso on an iPod, and boot from that ?
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 02:56 PM   #7
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My question is how can I use that backup file to intall OS X onto a new HD in order to get my Mac running again.
Burn it to a CD using Nero or whatever else you have for burning CDs on your PC, and then insert the CD into your Mac, and hold down the C key while booting.
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Any help is very much appriciated... I've been on a Windows box for THREE WEEKS now and its been hell... I still tend to hit the upper right corner of the screen to see all open app windows...
That brings up the date and related menu in Mac OS X. Sure it's been three weeks? Or has it been six years? What are these ISOs of, Mac OS X Server 1.0?
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 03:15 PM   #8
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Burn it to a CD using Nero or whatever else you have for burning CDs on your PC, and then insert the CD into your Mac, and hold down the C key while booting.

That brings up the date and related menu in Mac OS X. Sure it's been three weeks? Or has it been six years? What are these ISOs of, Mac OS X Server 1.0?
Most unhelpful post evar!!!

He's got a broken Superdrive and Tiger install is on a DVD not a CD.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 03:16 PM   #9
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BTW hookahco. You have a couple of options here. I believe that a Mac can boot off a USB DVD drive or a Firewire one. Perhaps you know someone that has one you can borrow?

Otherwise I think you may be a tiny bit F.U.C.K.E.D. Sorry!
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Most unhelpful post evar!!!

He's got a broken Superdrive and Tiger install is on a DVD not a CD.
Sorry, missed the DVD part. I suggest substituting the word "CD" with "DVD" in my comment. Did he say he's installing Tiger?

Still confused about the "I still tend to hit the upper right corner of the screen to see all open app windows" thing though.
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Still confused about the "I still tend to hit the upper right corner of the screen to see all open app windows" thing though.
Thats one of my ExposŤ hot corners...
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forget it im gonna buy a secondhand copy of OS X (10.3 or 10.4) and have it installed on a hard drive.. Anybody that has a copy for sale.. PM me.
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Install the .iso onto an external FW HD like someone else suggested and then use that HD to install OS X onto your Mac using a program like Carbon Copy Cloner.

If you dont have a external HD already, this is very good reason to buy one.
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