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saratel

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Aug 31, 2015
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I have MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009) W892310T644.I've been using it for a long time,now it's running OS X 10.5.8 but i nned to install windows using boot camp.
It fails to partition the disk and all the time giving me errors.
Also tried OS x online update but it gives me no update offer.
According to my search it seems i have to reinstall OS x but my bad luck i can not find link to download compatible one.Can you please help me?!!!
 

CoastalOR

macrumors 68040
Jan 19, 2015
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Oregon, USA
OS 10.5 shipped with your MBP so you should be able to boot from the Install DVD (that shipped with the MBP) and reinstall OS 10.5. OS 10.5 was only available on DVD and never from a download link.

OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is only available on DVD, not as a download. As JTToft said, you will need the Snow Leopard install DVD to proceed to a newer OS than 10.5.

OS downloads started with 10.7. OS 10.7 through 10.10 are no longer available from Apple as downloads.

The only OS download available from Apple is 10.11.6 (El Capitan), but you need a minimum of OS 10.6.8 to download it.
 

saratel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 31, 2015
3
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OS 10.5 shipped with your MBP so you should be able to boot from the Install DVD (that shipped with the MBP) and reinstall OS 10.5. OS 10.5 was only available on DVD and never from a download link.

OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is only available on DVD, not as a download. As JTToft said, you will need the Snow Leopard install DVD to proceed to a newer OS than 10.5.

OS downloads started with 10.7. OS 10.7 through 10.10 are no longer available from Apple as downloads.

The only OS download available from Apple is 10.11.6 (El Capitan), but you need a minimum of OS 10.6.8 to download it.


My main difficulty is installing windows,are there any ways to do it without installing os x?
 

JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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OS downloads started with 10.7. OS 10.7 through 10.10 are no longer available from Apple as downloads.
- 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion are actually available for individual purchase from the online Apple Store by way of an App Store link. But they haven't made 10.9 or 10.10 available.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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My main difficulty is installing windows,are there any ways to do it without installing os x?
You can install Windows without OS X, but you may have difficulty finding drivers for later versions of Windows as Apple will not have updated bootcamp.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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I can't help with the Windows issue, but...

... 10.6.8 is as solid a version of the OS as Apple has issued, but it might be too long-in-the-tooth for your needs.

10.8.5 could be a "good compromise" -- it's more modern, even though getting a little older now.

IF you want to "go further", be aware that the latest versions of the OS seem to be designed to run best on Macs with an internal SSD. The software still "runs" on older hardware, but the running may seem more like "walking" to you.

My opinion only.
Each user's experience is different.
 
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