Help reinstalling OS without discs

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Macjs2, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Macjs2 macrumors newbie

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    I purchased a MacBook that had probably snow leopard on it originally, but I bought it used and the previous owner upgraded to lion.

    I got no discs when I bought it.


    I decided to erase my hard drive and was planning on reinstalling my OS from the partition hard drive. I immediately ran into a problem when I was asked to enter my Apple ID and it says no copy of lion has been purchased with this id.

    So I called apple and the guy told me to purchase a copy of lion so my iTunes account would show I have a valid copy of lion. So I did that. I have my redemption code, but no way of entering the code since I don't have access to the Mac App Store.

    So I thought that perhaps I could go on another Mac and log into the App Store and redeem my code.

    The lady on the apple support chat seems to be saying no, that I need to do it on the machine I am installing the OS on and that I need to buy some snow leopard discs.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get my Mac book back up and running.....?.?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Apple makes it so hard. Seems like they are forcing you to a torrent site to download a bootable Mac OS X image.
     

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