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Installing Mavericks

I am installing Mavericks on a 2009 Macbook Pro with an Intel Core 2 Duo using the instructions outlines in this macworld article: The quick and techie way. So I have a mavericks install drive, but ...
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'07 MacBook Pro — OS X will not accept disk 2 during a fresh reinstallation

My 2007 MacBook Pro is in need of a fresh OS X reinstall. Initially, I wanted to Erase and install everything eg,. Snow Leopard, Leopard, and the original OS X, however I am now sorry for trying ...
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Mac OSX - Install Failed

The hard drive went on my late 2008 MacBook Pro so I replaced it. I tried installing 10.8 from a bootable USB which failed so I went back to the origional system disks. When I tried to install OSX ...
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231 views

Fresh install Windows 8 Pro over an already existing Windows 7 boot camp partition

I have a 15' late 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.5 and already have a boot camp partition with Windows 7 installed on it. I'd like to do a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro. I have the Windows 8 Pro ...
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1answer
766 views

How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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I purchased & downloaded Mountain Lion, and then…nothing happened

I purchased Mountain Lion through the App Store on my 10.7.5 MacBook Pro. The download completed and I clicked through the prompts to choose an install location and agree to the terms. I'm sorry to ...
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2answers
273 views

How can I get my laptop's existing system onto a new replacement drive?

I'm planning to swap out my early 2011 MBP's drive for a larger capacity one. I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5. I have available a 1 TB external USB-connected drive that I'm using for Time Machine backups. ...
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1answer
271 views

mac crashed while installing mountain lion - cable disconnect

I downloaded mountain lion on my mbp which is run by snow leopard atm. I started to install it and waited for the installation to end. When it came down to the last 12-11 minutes, I ended my ...
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1answer
403 views

Clean install of Mountain Lion on MBP early 2011 failed

I want to install a fresh version of mountain lion via usb stick on my macbookpro (early 2011) + new Samsung 840 SSD. (NVRAM cleared, HDD Empty) 1.) I created a usb installer as described here: ...
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1answer
359 views

New harddrive on a macbook pro 13 inch, dvd drive doesn't work, what do?

What I don't have: An USB dvd drive What I have: Another working, up to date, Macbook (with snow leopard). purchased Mountain Lion on the app store A desktop PC A 4GB usb stick. A USB harddrive ...
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1answer
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Mountain Lion installer doesnt start after reboot

I am currently trying to install Mountain Lion and everything was going fine until it was time to reboot. First I tried rebooting then it said i needed to close applications so I clicked the button ...
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MacBook Pro Lion Recovery Cannot Reinstall

I am a programmer and more active on Stack Overflow. Anyways, I am clean-reinstalling my mum's MacBook Pro and I came across a problem. First, I went into recovery mode (Command-R at startup) then ...
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X Lion and do selective restore from Time Machine backup

My MacBook Pro is so slow that it would put a Windows XP laptop to shame, so I am considering a fresh installation of Mac OS. I have Time Machine backups of the system, but I don't want to restore ...
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0answers
100 views

Intel core 2 Duo 2GB SDRAM version 10.6.3 Not booting up

I am unable to boot from a DVD on a MacBook Pro. I need to reinstall Lion. I tried holding C and also I tried using the alt key. Using the alt key is only showing the internal hard drive as a boot ...
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Cannot Unmount Mac OS X Base System Disk

My Mac running Lion was being slow, so I was decided to reinstall OS X. I don't have any Time Machine backups. Everything went file, but in the middle of the installation, it got stuck, and later the ...
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1answer
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Reinstalling Lion OS using recovery , will it erase my other partition(s) data?

I am about to re-install OS Lion on my MacBook Pro. But before that I want to make sure that my data in other partition created, will that be lost to? Example I have 3 partitions 1)Macintosh HD (OS ...
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3answers
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How long should Boot Camp formatting selecting drive take?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp Assistant. Now the boot camp is on task "Formatting the selected drive" and it has been going on three hours and it is not even on the half way. How ...
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2answers
189 views

Make a bootable Lion disk for fresh start

I just bought a used MacBook Pro from a friend. He left the OS discs in Iraq so he did not have them to give to me. The laptop is currently running 10.6.8. I would like to start with a fresh install. ...
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2answers
694 views

Advice and information for installing a SSD into MBP with fresh Lion

Tomorrow I am going to buy a OCZ Vertex 3 (240GB) and then I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro (late 2011) and install a fresh Lion system without copying any files with SuperDuper etc. Now I would like ...
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1answer
772 views

Installation Software DVDs on Macbook Pro MC721ZA/A

I bought MacBook Pro today, when I reached home, I unboxed its contents, but I didn't find any Software DVD for Mac OS Lion installation. I called the seller, he told me that there are no Software ...
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462 views

Ideas for reinstalling Mac OS X on a 2009 Macbook Pro whose shift key is constantly stuck down?

I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch from 2009 on which I spilt gin a few months ago. As a result the shift key is constantly stuck down. Initially, the problem was that I couldn't start the machine up, as ...
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How can I install an SSD on my new Lion MBP w/out install disks?

I just got a new MBP that came with Lion, and they didn't give me any install disks. If I swap in my new SSD, how can I install Lion on the new drive? Update: There is the Mac OS X Utilities that I ...
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1answer
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I just installed Lion, and now I'm hanging on startup. What went wrong?

I purchased Lion from the Mac App Store and installed it on my mid-2009-era MacBook Pro. The installation went smoothly and the computer restarted itself on schedule. I heard the startup noise, saw ...
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4answers
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How can I fix an Install Failed error while installing Lion?

I downloaded the new OS X Lion from the App store. I am running the latest Snow Leopard on my 2010 15" Macbook Pro. During the download, it somehow stopped while I was away from the keyboard. When I ...
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Fundamental difference between OS X 10.6 Install Disc that come with New MacBooks one that comes in Retail Box-Pack

What is fundamental difference between OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Install Disc that come with New MacBooks to one that comes in Retail Box-Pack (either Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard OS only, or Mac Box ...
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Can I remove a second install of Mac OS X?

I had to get the logic board and HDD replaced on my Unibody MBP, before I sent it back to Apple, I took a DMG copy of my hard drive thinking I could just remount it once I got my MBP back. When I got ...
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1answer
1k views

Trying to restore Macbook Pro to factory setting, but it freezes when inserted the DVD

I'm trying to restore my Macbook Pro (17") to factory settings, and here were the steps that I took: I inserted the Snow Leopard DVD. I turned off my Mac. I turned it back on while pressing the ...
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Apple-Certified RAM?

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM in my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) from the base 2GB to 4GB. I'm planning to buy RAM from Kingston. There's two types of Kingston 1066 2GB RAM here. (Laptop-sized RAM) ...