Problems with installing El Capitan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thomas-DK, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. Thomas-DK macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2014
    So a friend asked me if i could help fixing his old macbook Pro, the HDD had died and wouldn't work anymore. The problem is that i dont have any backup to reinstall it from, and its a brand new blank SSD. When i try to install the OS it says that i have to Approve the mac, but since its a blank drive with no OS, i dont know how to do it, and i haven't been able to find a way to approve it from another mac/PC?
    Can anyone help me out ?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    When exactly does it ask to approve the Mac? Can you boot into recovery mode and begin the installation process? The easiest and best option is probably to create a bootable USB drive on another Mac and then use that to install.
  3. Thomas-DK thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2014
    It says it at the beginning before the install starts, but im making a bootable drive now, so i think that will work ;)

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