Problems with installing El Capitan

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

  1. Thomas-DK macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey
    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

    Hellhammer

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    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

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    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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