Just got my new iMac - no cd?

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  1. infieldfly macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Ordered a new iMac from the Apple Store online and it arrived today. So far, the machine is fantastic! I was surprised however to see that there was no OS disc in the box —*is this normal procedure now or was it an oversight by Apple?

    If it is normal procedure, how would I go about reinstalling the OS if I ever need to?

    Thanks,
    infieldfly
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Pretty sure CD's went away with Lion and all new Mac's come with Internet recovery if i'm not mistaken.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Did it come with Lion? I think there's an option to do it online.
     
  4. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    Starting with the most recent version of OS X Apple has practically discontinued distribution through physical media. It's all through the Mac App Store now. You can still buy a USB drive with lion on it at Apple stores though.
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Also, if you have Lion pre-installed, you have a recovery partition on your hard drive. That serves as your "Restore Disc". Your apps can be re-downloaded from the App Store if necessary.
     
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  7. infieldfly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure that I like not having a disc, but I do feel better knowing that it wasn't an oversight. Thanks for the info!
     
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  9. infieldfly thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    In the Windows world of computers things have been like that since Noah was a lad so it's nothing new.
     
  11. Icarus73 macrumors regular

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    It's Command+R
     
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  13. 28Gauge macrumors 6502

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    No CD's in my new iMac 27" that i got on Monday. It had me worried until I saw this post!
     

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