Problems with OSX install...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Wyked, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Wyked macrumors newbie

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    So I had previously gotten an iMac inherited by my mom, its not brand new but not old. Latest generation.

    It had leopard, so I bought the lion cd at bestbuy and installed it.

    I then installed a bootcamp partition, and installed Windows 7... sorry but I still need to use some programs on windows.

    Now my OSX Lion is corrupted, it just gets stuck at beginning Apple loading screen.

    When I put in the CD and try to boot off of it, it just keeps loading. When I go to recovery, and try to install new version. It says my apple id doesn't have a copy of Lion??
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Lion was never available for sale on a CD or DVD. Are you sure you don't mean Snow Leopard?
    If you installed your current OS from a DVD that you bought at Best Buy, you don't have Lion installed.
     
  3. Wyked thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm im confused now then, what do i need to install lion or mountain lion.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What does it say on the DVD you're trying to use?
     

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