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Can i install OS X from FROM external hard drive to internal hard drive

My hard drive is failing so I put in a brand new 500gb hard drive in my macbook 2008 white 13". I have a retail disc of Snow Leopard but the install keeps failing over and over again. Ithangs at 29 ...
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Installing OS X 10.7 on new HDD from DVD

I have a macbook A1181 model core2 duo3.1.3gb RAM. I lost my old HDD so I bought a new harddrive. Since I lost my old HDD I do not have the option to clone the old drive to the new drive. Mac OS X ...
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Installing BackTrack Via VMware

I use VMware and I would like to be able to turn a partition of the hard drive into BackTrack. Is there any way to do this as I have been unable to create a live CD/USB because of Mac's bad ...
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Installation stuck at grey boot screen on Macbook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008)

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me since I would really like to upgrade my laptop to Mountain Lion. Computer: Macbook Pro 17" 4,1 (Early 2008) RAM: 4 GB RAM Hard drive: 128 SSD Hard ...
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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Trying to upgrade, OS X installer can't find hard drive

The hard drive in my mom's MacBook (2,1) was dying so I got her an Adata SSD and replaced the original hard drive with it. I booted it up with her original Mac OS 10.4 install CD and used disk utility ...
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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How can I instal VirtualBox without Admin permissions? [closed]

I am using a MacBook Air. Its got a 60gb harddrive. I want to install VirtualBox so I can run Horizon, Modio, and Usb XTAF explorer. I've tried using Crossover (I don't know how it works :(. I tried ...
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Can I install 10.6 on a macbook 4,1 using a USB optical drive

The superdrive in my late 2008 4,1 macbook has passed on but I need to upgrade the HDD with a larger one meaning a reinstall of 10.6 snow leopard. Can I use an external optical drive to do this on ...
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Is it possible to to do add a brand new SSD to a MacBook Pro and just fresh install Lion?

I'm interested in getting an SSD for my MacBook Pro (2.2Ghz Early 2011) and I can't find out if it's possible to, when I first get the SSD, put it inside my MBP and then boot up with my OS X Lion USB ...
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Upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard

I have a 2006 MacBook (white, Core Duo) on which the hard disk crashed (it's not even recognized by the system anymore). I will need to replace the hard disk, possibly with an SSD one, but since I ...
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Where do I start with re-installing OSX on my 2008 MacBook?

I'm in kind of a mess. I have a 2008 MacBook (White) and I tried to re-install the OS. I wiped the HDD as part of the re-install process but the install failed and said the disc is scratched. I have ...
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I cannot install the Tiled Map Editor on Mac OS X 10.6.8

I am attempting to install Tiled Map Editor, a cross-platform open-source application that uses the QT application framework. It is used in game design. When I attempt to install it, I get this error ...
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How to avoid a kernel panic during Lion install to USB disk?

I downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store, and have been trying to install it to a 32GB USB flash drive. I want to be able to boot my Mac from this disk to use Lion and test some things out before I ...
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Setup proxy in Mac OS X Lion Installer

I have "restored" one usb stick with the BaseSystem.dmg of the InstallESD.dmg of my Lion installation and it boots. However it wants to connect to the internet to check the system requirements ...
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Reinstalling software on a brand new (non-formatted) drive - MacBook

My sister gave me her old Macbook that had a bad hard drive. I replaced it with a non-Apple drive and tried to install her software on it, but had no luck at all. I did successfully load/run Ubuntu, ...
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Install Snow Leopard without Leopard

I have a MacBook, which was running Leopard. It got corrupted, and even I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard. So I purchased Snow Leopard Retail Box. Now, I want to install Snow Leopard, but I cannot ...
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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 install OSX on a cracked screen macbook using target disk mode?

I'm planning to sell my old macbook that has a cracked screen, but I do want it to go with a fresh install. Obviously, I can't make a new installation using an external monitor since the external ...
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When I try to reinstall Mac OS (after wiping the partition with ubuntu) all i get is a blinking folder

I try to install mac os cause I didn't know what I was doing when I installed Ubuntu... I want mac os back but everytime i insert the install dvd and hold option or c all i get is a blinking folder ...
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Can I use the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with my Mac Mini on my Macbook?

I just bought a new hard drive for my Macbook and want to install a fresh OS X 10.6. I looked through all the CDs that I have and I could only find the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with a new Mac ...