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Thread: Mac book. Pro
11-03-2011, 06:40 AM #1
Hi guys just bought a macbook pro with no hhd, now can I buy the lion off a store and install or only upgrade?
By the way I bought a new hhd also!
Last edited by Digital Bones; 11-03-2011 at 07:18 AM.
11-03-2011, 11:48 PM #2
11-03-2011, 11:57 PM #3
11-12-2011, 11:31 PM #4
Since you don't have a working Mac laying around..? I would say the best option would be to take the MacBook Pro to the local Apple Store to have them install the operating system on the hard drive via USB to SATA connector. Unfortunately, since you (I assume you don't have another Mac) don't have another Mac, it wouldn't really be possible to download Mac OS X Lion and write it to that hard drive without piracy. This is because installing Lion requires access to the Mac App Store. Maybe you can find a friend who would be willing to burn you a disk? Afterwards you can legitimately download Lion yourself and re-format your hard drive. I would never suggest measures this extreme, however you're in a tight spot.
01-14-2012, 06:26 AM #5
Thanks guys, I have a Mac Pro, I used Super Duper to copy to the Macbook Pro Hard Disk Drive, for some reason it took a while till I got the log in screen, now its's beautuful. I had to reset pvram or something like that too!