In need of help! Error when re-installing Mac OS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ngeo, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. ngeo macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I agreed to sell my iMac, and tried to reset it. I used the keys Command + R and erased the disk.
    When I tried to re-install the OS and after putting in the Apple ID and password, I get the message "this item is temporarily unavailable"

    I have been researching online and some of the solutions seem to be the following:

    1. Use the original Apple ID - Which I did.
    2. Make a bootable USB and use it to boot the iMac - I cannot as I do not have access to the OS anymore.

    I am sooo frustrated. I was hoping I could somehow make a bootable usb using my windows laptop.
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

    casperes1996

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    Do you use internet recovery as of now?

    I won't participate in illegal activities, but if you can prove that you own legitimate rights to Mac OS, I can send you an image that you can flash onto a USB to create an installer.
     
  3. ngeo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi casperes1996, thanks for your reply.
    This file is a few GB right? How would you send it to me?
    And how can I prove it is mine? I took photos of it to post the add, prior to erasing the disk, if that helps...
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

    casperes1996

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    From here on out, I will PM you. If anybody else is reading this, curious about all of this, we will simply attempt installation through a USB - nothing fancy.
     

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