O/S Software CDs for MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bandu.gunaratne, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. bandu.gunaratne macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    No software CD s included in new MacBook Pro package unlike earlier editions. Is there a way of backing up of O/S or how to install the O/S in case need of formatting the computer?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Your new MacBook includes a recovery partition. Command-r on reboot.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    You just need a WiFi point - your computer has the ability to download and install the OS as required (such as after installing a new drive). There is also a recovery partition, as mentioned above (its less useful if the drive has failed) and then, you can create an external recovery drive, but this is slightly more complicated.
  4. scbond macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2010
    Nottingham, UK
    Is this serious?! The "latest" MacBook Pros haven't come with OS DVDs since Snow Leopard...as said, boot with cmd+r.
  5. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    Perfectly stated. I guess some people can't comprehend that.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Sounds serious to me; most people upgrading their MacBook Pro now would probably be changing from a Snow Leopard or earlier era system.

    As for the actual question, with the current Mavericks OS you can either use recovery, or download from the App Store and use the createinstallmedia tool to make a flash drive.

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