How to Re-Install Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wakkaow, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. wakkaow macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have a Mac Mini with i7 processor . It is only having windows 7 using bootcamp. How I can reinstall mac in it..

    Please guide me..
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have any kind of restore media for the Mac mini? Is it a 2011 or 2012 Mac that originally came with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion? If so Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

    OS X: About OS X Recovery

    If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:

     
  3. wakkaow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thnx for propt reply

    This is a early 2012 model.. came with osX Lion. But no physical bootable media was provided. I have original Mountain Lion dmg with me . Main problem is that I don't have a mac machine now to create the bootable disc, only windows machine.

    Can you guide me farther ??
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    There was no early 2012 model, only 2011 models still being sold in 2012.

    Anyway, if you still have the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion DMG and hopefully access to another Mac, the last link in my first reply should be able to help you if you also have an 8 GB USB flash memory thumb drive.

    Otherwise you need to use Internet Recovery (first link in my first reply).
     
  5. wakkaow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have 8gb flash drive and a Mountain lion DMG but I dont have acess to any other mac system .... what to do then ??
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have internet access and can download 4.x GB easily, you can use the Internet Recovery option.

    OS X: About OS X Recovery

    Also know, that installing Mac OS X might need you to format the HDD inside, thus deleting the already present Windows installation.
     

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