How to install Mac OS X on a blank SSD?

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  1. midsoloperu, Sep 26, 2014
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    midsoloperu macrumors newbie

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    I recently got a new SSD for my MacBook Pro, the old one stopped working, it has completely nothing and it says no bootable device on startup.

    Anyways to create a bootable usb to install Mac Os X? I only have access to windows 8.1 computer for now.
     
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    You can't make a USB Mavericks installer on Windows, but I have read you can make a Mountain Lion or Lion installer on Windows with the program TransMac.

    Is your Mac new enough to be on this list? If it is, you can use Internet recovery to reinstall the OS X version that came from the factory.
     
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  6. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    OP wrote above:
    [[ Thanks for the link, but I currently do not have access to any Mac OS, only windows... /: ]]

    This is the reason why one always maintains a SECOND bootable backup drive.

    If you had one of those when your internal drive failed, you would not be thrashing around like you are now.

    Go forth, and learn...
     

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