Restoring a MacBook without a Mac OSX cd. How?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Joeytpg, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    I have a Black MacBook that I want to restore to factory settings but I don't have a MacOSX DVD. How can I do this and just download MacOSX Snow Leopard or Lion and install it from the restore menu?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What version of Mac OS X do you have installed? If earlier than Lion, you can either order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US), or you can buy a retail copy of Snow Leopard or you can upgrade to Lion.
     
  3. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will a 2006 macbok 2.0ghz 2gb ram handle lion well?

    In case I purchase Lion online, how can I install it? I have to burn it to a DVD form another mac and insert it to the MAcbook while restoring?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It may handle it, but not well. Is it an early or late 2006 MacBook? The early ones had a max of 2GB of RAM, while the later ones would go to 3GB. 2GB is the minimum requirement for Lion and you may not like the performance at that level. Of course, it depends on what you use your computer for. Your needs may not be very demanding.
     
  5. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    early 2006, yup it's maxed at 2GB.

    I think I'll be better up with snow Leopard then. I'll have to buy a cheap copy I guess.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    All copies are cheap. It's only $29.
     
  7. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what I meant by cheap copy is a used cheap S. Leopard DVD.
     

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