Help! accidently deleted my pirated copy of OSX lion.

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  1. Pantless Spency macrumors newbie

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    so in an attempt to free up space on my 1,7 imac, i grabbed my torrent download folder and put it on an external hard drive.

    then my computer slowly crashed, i had no idea what was going on, so i turned it off.

    then when i tried to boot it up, it was stuck on the apple logo white screen, then a logo of a circle with a hash through the middle.

    i then put it into recovery mode, attempted to repair the disk, the disk repaired fine but it would still not boot at all, then i realized what i had done.



    so i try to reinstall osx lion, logged into my apple/itunes acc. but i cant because i never purchased it in the first place.

    what am i to do? i cant purchase it now that osx mountain lion is out and im just not sure about it at all.



    please help!
    thanks
    -Spencer.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Why not just buy ML? It's hardly expensive. But by the looks of things your not the sort to pay for your software....
     
  3. Pantless Spency thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im not really but its not out of the question.



    but if my computer will not boot, only boot into recovery or script, would i be able to upgrade to ML if my only option from CMD+R is to reinstall lion?
     
  4. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Quite honestly, you get what you pay for. In this case, you didn't pay anything - thus don't expect anything to work the way it's intended to.

    Boot from another drive, access your old drive to transfer your documents and then do a clean install after purchasing it.
     
  5. Fantola macrumors member

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    I love how everybody hates him for pirating...
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    and that's bad because...:confused:
     
  7. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    I love how you assume we "hate" him for it...

    Personally I don't hate him, I just dislike people who pirate things that are dirt-cheap in the first place - and then have the nerve to come ask for help/support when things break.
     
  8. GeekGuys macrumors regular

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    Exactly! I liken it to speeding. I do it, as do many others. If you get caught by a cop or camera, you can hardly complain about it... but people do all the time (they're just out for more money.... why don't they catch real criminals....etc etc). :rolleyes:

    Do the crime, fine... but don't expect sympathy if you get caught (or in this case, it crashes your computer).

    Either download a new ISO and create a new boot disk / boot USB or pay the $20 and install the pucka version.
     
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