New MBP from ebay - no OS on it. Please advise

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by hateloveobey, Sep 11, 2012.

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    OP, I updated your title to make it more descriptive so members can see what you need.
     
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    The 'legal' way forward would be to purchase a OSX install retail disc from Apple etc.
    Using any torrent does not mean you have the license to use the software. Depending on the release date off your purchased MBP, it may well have come with an older version of OSX.

    Whether you wish to go ahead is completely up to you though. Personally I like to stay away from software torrents because you can never be sure of whether the software is 'clean'.
    For example, how do you know that torrent you have linked to doesn't contain a key logger or some sort of malicious tool inserted into it?......
     
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    Looks like that would work. Once you have the image on the USB, boot off of it and install.

    The other option is to try the internet recovery at start-up.
     
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    early 2011 mbp
     
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    Use Internet Recovery then, as posted a few posts back. It will definitely work with that Mac, and you don't have to worry about the validity of a downloaded file.

    jW
     
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    Hold r and boot the machine. Connect to wifi and wait
     

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