O/S Software CDs for MacBook Pro


macrumors newbie
Original poster
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?


macrumors G4
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.


Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
New Zealand
Is this serious?! The "latest" MacBook Pros haven't come with OS DVDs since Snow Leopard
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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