2 month old Mac pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jeffoickle, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. jeffoickle macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    How do I reformat this ?
    Here is my story.
    I just bought a 2 month old Mac book pro of a guy. He has all kinds of stuff on it and I want to reformat it so it's set up to my liking.
    Here is the problem. He has lion on it and when I try to use the install cd that came with it , it tells me it can't install over lion.
    When I boot it up and try to do a install from lion , it tells me I need the apple acc of the last person who had the computer to download it. Obvious I don't have that info. I wanna do a fresh install with the original cd and wipe it clean. Then I wanna purchase lion myself on my own apple account.
    Does anyone know how I can go about this ?
    Thank you
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You can also buy the OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive from Apple for $70.

    I don't think you can use the recovery utility unless you already bought Lion and I don't think the installer gives you an option to buy Lion without the Mac App Store (it only lets you verify a past purchase).

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