Re-installing OS X on MBA running Win7 only?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shahidchuhdry, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    i got a mac book air A1369 ci5 today, but unfortunately it running only windows. and there is no backup of mac on hdd available. i'm newbie on mac. now i want to know some procedures,

    1. which version of mac i can install on my MBA?(the latest one possible for mac)

    2. any link or torrent to that iso of mac.

    3. and how to install mac on it.

    4. how i can run windows and mac both on my MBA?

    i'll be very thankful for help.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    That number describes five MacBook Air models ranging from 2010 to 2012, but the i5 CPU (if that is what you mean with "ci5") narrows it down to one model from 2011 and one model from 2012.

    OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, try pressing CMD+R upon startup to get into Internet Recovery.

    If you need a link from us, better leave torrenting alone. Besides, we do not support talking about warez.
    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do

    If Internet Recovery is successful, then that is all you need. Btw, it is called either Mac OS X or OS X.

    Booting Windows on the Mac



    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks alot for your help, and sorry for asking torrent or link, i thought that mac os is same free to download and use as we use with ipads n iphones.. I'll try and post results soon.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Mac OS X or OS X is not free, it comes bundled with every new Mac but if you want to upgrade, you still have to pay for that. It was once 129 USD, nowadays it is just 19 USD. iOS was not a free upgrade once too, but that changed some years back, since hardware sales of the iPhone more than negated the need for another 10 USD for an upgrade.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    If your computer came with or had Lion installed, you should be able to hold COMMAND+OPTION+R at boot to get to the internet recovery partition. Internet recovery is stored in the firmware so even if the restore partition was wiped off the drive, this will connect you to Apple servers for OS X.
     

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