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

    Nov 5, 2012
    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


    May 16, 2008
  3. blaake macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2012
    here ya go
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    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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