install os on new hd without recovery disk or install disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snr11237, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. snr11237 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone can be of assistance with my new Macbook Air. I was recently given a Macbook air with a new hd (no operating system Installed). There is no boot up disk/recovery disk/install disk. How can I install an operating system on the MBA without a boot up disk/recovery disk/install disk. Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. blaake macrumors regular

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    here ya go
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    If you have a Time Machine backup disk you can boot off of that and restore your system that way. I replaced my Mac Mini's HDD with an SSD and did this. Just plug in the Time Machine backup, boot off of it and restore to the fresh SSD. No problem!
     

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