OSX 10.9 Help!

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    ShrubbySoup

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    I have tried to reset my mac to factory setting with the new Dev preview of Mavericks and i keep getting connection failed when trying to log in to apple to download, Any fixes?

    Also: I might not be a dev :/
     
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    The Dev Center got breached a few days ago, it might not be fully functional just yet.

    You can always find the developer previews on other various sites, but that's up to you.
     
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    ShrubbySoup

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    No, i want to go back to Mountain lion. I just cant find a way of re-downloading it when i have already formatted my SSD
     
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    You have to use another computer to download it and make a bootable USB.
     
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    ShrubbySoup

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    1. thanks for the reply
    2. How do i do this?
    3. How do i download it on windows?
     
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    OSX help

    If you are near an Apple store, bring it in and tell them you accidentally reformatted your drive because you are a dummy. They will reinstall the OS that came with your laptop for no charge. If you are not near a store, find a friend who has a Mac and use the demo version of SuperDuper to clone his drive to your drive.
    Either way and you are good to go.
     
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    keysofanxiety

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    As others said, get ML installed on a bootable drive. But since you're not a dev and love downloading stuff, you can acquire a copy of Mountain Lion legally from the App Store and burn that image onto an external USB.

    Or you can take out a spare hard-drive in another mac that has ML on it, hold Alt on startup, boot into that external recovery partition, wipe your actual hard-drive through the recovery DU, and then reinstall ML from that.
     
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    ibarnett

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    See http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1611251
    Post #7
     
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