Boot-up Disk?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rik., Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Rik. macrumors newbie

    Rik.

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    Hi MacUsers.

    I'm a newbie in all senses of the word!

    Just got a MacBook Pro and I'm sure I don't need to tell you that you just press the power button and it sets itself up and you're off and running.

    20 years of Windows PCs and now a Mac!

    So...

    What happens if there is a major crash?
    I'm told that there is a partition, from where I can reinstall the Mac OS.
    OK.

    But, what if there is a real hard disk failure and you have to install a new hard disk?

    On PCs, you can create a boot-up disk and reinstall the OS, and then the rest of your software.

    What do you do on a Mac???

    I've looked on the App Store and when I go to the OS part, it tells me that it's 'Installed'.

    I would simply like to have the OS on a disk.

    Am I going about this all wrong?! :confused:
     
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  3. Rik. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Rik.

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