Full Time Machine Restore without disk?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pmcdn, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. pmcdn macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2008
    I lost my os disk for my macbook pro. I am fully backed up on time machine. How can I do an entire restore without the disk?
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    AFAIK, you can't.

    You'd normally boot off of the install DVD and choose the option for a Time Machine restore.

    If you really can't find your restore discs, call AppleCare. They can usually (for a fee) ship you new ones.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You need a system disk, go pick up a Snow Leopard disk for 27 bucks

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