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You can purchase Snow Leopard from Apple for $19.00US and install it from a optical disk reader. Once Snow Leopard is installed, (it needs to be v.10.6.8,) upgrade to Yosemite through the App Store. Make sure your MacBook is not too new to run Snow Leopard, though.
If you can, plug the SSD into an external case with USB out. Plug the USB (external SSD) into the Macbook. Boot into Recovery mode, go here for instructions. Using Disk Utility you can format the external SSD to MacOS Extended Journaled*. Now shut everything down, install your SSD in the Macbook. Boot up the Macbook into Recovery mode ...
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