Beginner here: No Mountain Lion Disc?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tracid, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. tracid macrumors member

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    Hi,

    First time macbook pro user here and I just got my refurbished 13" MBP. It didn't come with a physical cd of Mountain Lion. I want to upgrade to an ssd in the future and it got me wondering if there's something I'm missing here.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Oct 5, 2012
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. tracid thread starter macrumors member

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    You never know ;)
     
  6. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    Mom told me to never trust an avatar....:rolleyes:

    but I guess I'll be keeping my eyes wide open :eek: from now on...
     
  7. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    There are actually a few of us around here, believe it or not... ;)
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Why would you assume everyone on here is a guy?
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Because of the nature of the forum - It is true that the ratio of guys to girls is leaning heavily toward the former... :eek:

    ...But there are the odd ones out of course :D
     
  10. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, most people assume everyone on here is a guy. Even though I'm clearly not (demi-goddess, hello?) I still get called dude, bro. guy, etc. Sometimes I correct them, usually I just ignore it. That's what you get for being female in a tech forum.
     
  11. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    It's actually nice to have ladies around here... as you said the nature of the forum makes us assume we are all
    :apple:bros... :D

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    I guess that I should pay more attention to nicknames and avatars, like yours for example...

    No dude would call himself Sweetbrat and be a Demi-Goddes LOL
     
  12. andymac2210 macrumors regular

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    I've always wondered, what if a first time mac buyer wants to do a complete reinstall on a new HDD or SSD and their own HDD has broken and they have no time machine backup?
    How do they get a new copy of ML to install on it?
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    The recovery partition will help in that case, links in post #2 and #3 explain further details.
     
  14. andymac2210 macrumors regular

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    How will a recovery partition help when their own HDD has completely broken and they're putting in a new, blank one?
     
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    Internet Recovery plus first link in posts #2 and #3.
     
  16. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Not comfortable with these Internet Recovery stuff. Last time I tried this, and surprised surprised, my Internet got flaky on me and it took 2 days instead of 2 hours. Always want to have a self-contained recovery method.
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's also covered by the links in posts 2 and 3.
     
  18. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Follow this process (it works for Mountain Lion also) to snag the installer image for your machine from Apple's servers. Then use this free app with an 8GB USB key to make yourself a USB installer. This way if you do have to reinstall and you are not on a good Internet connection, you can just use the USB key to install.
     

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