Main HDD was wiped and now do not have an operating system please help!

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  1. WoodenDiamond71 macrumors newbie

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    My main hard drive was wiped which contained Lion on it and now i have no OS installed. Mac will only boot into Recovery. Unfortunately i do not have the restore discs since this computer was purchased with Lion installed on it already. I need help getting this computer running again. Thanks!
     
  2. Cisco_Kid macrumors 6502

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    Check here for some help

    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4718

     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    With the machine connected to an internet connection, boot into Recovery Mode and then reinstall Mac OS X.

    Non-cylendrical Mac Pros do not have Internet Recovery.
     
  4. WoodenDiamond71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have attempted this and when i sign into my Itunes account it says that the product is temporarily unavailable.
     
  5. Cisco_Kid macrumors 6502

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    Clearly, I didn't recall the OP stating which device s/he was using.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Are you sure you are connected properly to an internet connection.

    This thread is in the Mac Pro sub-forum is it not?
     
  7. WoodenDiamond71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My apologies its a Mac Pro 1.1 don't remember the specs off the top of my head though but it has 2x3.33Ghz dual core Xeon's

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  8. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I am thinking about this as well. However, from memory, only ML and afterward can be download and install via recovery partition. Also, the user must already purchase that OS in Appstore in order to use this function. But I am not 100% sure that.

    I only sure Mavericks and Yosemite's recovery partition has this function. However, his recovery partition seems still the Lion version.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Lion's Recovery Mode is able to reinstall OS X from the internet: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH3878 The Mac App Store may be having some problems right now. Do you have another Mac you can attempt to download Lion with?
     
  10. WoodenDiamond71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately i do not. :(
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'm able to download 10.7 on my one test machine. At this point, I would suggest either waiting a few hours to see if the problem gets resolved, located a Snow Leopard installation disc, or contact Apple Support.
     
  12. WoodenDiamond71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I purchased this Mac from a friend who does not have the discs.
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    Did you upgrade to Lion or did your friend previously update to Lion?
     
  14. WoodenDiamond71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe he purchased it with lion installed. He says he purchased it off of his neighbor.
     
  15. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Yes, you are right. I remember the constrain now (Lion can only be download from Appstore but no disk available. And only 10.6.6 or later has Appstore available in the OS). An OS that only available on the internet, of course can be downloaded in the recovery partition. Silly me :p

    Anyway, since Lion is not a free OSX. I think OP need to purchase that before he can download it in the recovery partition. Otherwise, he may not able to get through the "Apple ID + password" phase.
     
  16. Intell macrumors P6

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    I concur that it must first be purchased before it can be downloaded via the Recovery partition. You will have to enter the Apple ID and password of someone who has purchased Lion. If you are unable to do this, you must either purchase Snow Leopard and upgrade from there or contact Apple Support and purchase it via them. I suggest the first option of purchasing Snow Leopard and upgrading from it.
     
  17. WoodenDiamond71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks for your help!
     

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