Reinstall OS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by geezup, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. geezup macrumors newbie

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    OK so the hard drive crashed on my mac book pro , I bought a new drive and wanted to reinstall the OS.

    1) I don't know which disk I need to start the installation process via CD.

    2) Do I have to do anything with the HD I bought ?

    3)This is my only MAC and I am not sure what steps I need to take on the Windows machine to get this going.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If you Mac came with a grey Restore DVD or you purchased the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD, start from it via holding down the C key upon pressing the power button.
    Then open Disk Utility and format the HDD accordingly:

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    Links to guides on how to use Disk Utility, the application Mac OS X provides for managing internal and external HDD/SSDs and its formats.
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    Or did you Mac come with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what model mac do you have the 2011 and onward have internet recovery if yours falls in the category, put in the new hard drive and on boot hold CMD-OPTION-R on bootup you should than see a globe spinning after about 10 minutes your should get a menu to use disk utility to format your drive how you want it and an option to download OSX
     
  4. geezup thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't seem to find the leopard disk , so do I have to go out and purchase a leopard snow retail disk and boot off that ?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US).
    Leopard and Snow Leopard is no longer available for sale by Apple. You may be able to find a vendor that has left-over copies, such as Amazon. Be sure you don't buy grey install discs from anyone, as they are model-specific and will not work on other models.
     
  6. geezup thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was built in 2010 and its model number is a1278
     

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