simple refurbished mac harddrive/OSX question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chornick, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. chornick macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    I'm looking at getting a refurbished macbook pro sometime next week.

    I was planning on upgrading the hard drive to a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid right away. So do refurbished macs include the osx disk? If so will I be able to just pop in the new hard drive and put the osx disk in and install osx?

    Thanks for any help,
    Chris :apple:
  2. chornick thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Most refurbished macs come with Lion, for which install discs don't exist. You should be able to install Lion on the new HD using web restore, but the solutions that simsa posted might be more convenient and faster.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Not necessarily:

    Apple Certified Refurbished Products

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