Need help recovering!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Albavenger, May 12, 2013.

  1. Albavenger macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Alright, so I think I screwed up.

    I have an iMac 21" running Mountain Lion and I wanted to completely wipe it to return it to factory settings. I rebooted and went into Disk Utility and completely erased my Macintosh HD partition. That's good and all, but I need to install the actual OS onto that partition. Thing is, I lack the physical disk to do this. How can I put Mountain Lion onto my mac with no OS or disk?

    Any help is appreciated,
    Thanks!

    Edit: Oh, I have a fully functional Windows 7 partition. Maybe I can somehow do it using that?
     
  2. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

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    #2
    You can use a bootable USB.
     
  3. Albavenger thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    How did you erase Macintosh HD? Did you command-r boot and do it from there? If so, just command-r boot again and from that screen you will see the option to reinstall the OS.
     

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