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On startup hold Command+Option+R. You can now use Internet Recovery to install OS X. Don't download from shady sites. You are compromising your security this way.


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I had to download one for El Capitan from a shady website. Eeek. I would not trust that, personally. Do you have access to a good internet connection? If so, you can use OS X Internet Recovery to install a fresh version of Mac OS X via your internet connection, directly from Apple.


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YES! You can either make a Genius Bar appointment or you can do a walk-in. If you do a walk-in for the genius bar you may have to wait a bit, but they will do it for free. The instillation may take a little while, so plan on having some free time and a good book (or movie or something - there's free in-store wifi). Each store typically has good internet and ...


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If you have access to another mac, try this. Hold down the T key during boot on the mac with new hard drive installed. This will put that machine in target boot mode. Connect the two Macs with either a fire wire cable or a thundbolt cable. On the 2nd mac run the El Capitan installer. When asked where to install the OS point it at the other mac (with new ...


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I have accidently whipped my hard-drive clean and when I tried both command+option+R & command+R I found my recovery drive had been damaged as well and internet recovery would not complete (I do not remember the error I received). I was able to get the OS reinstalled at the Apple Store for free. I think your only problem might be getting 'walk-in' ...


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First of all the casper-2.1-release.tar.gz file would not extract successfully for me using the normal default OS X way and I tried three other and different methods. I was able to extract the contents however I had to set the casper file to executable after the extraction with the one method that successfully extracted all files. The other normal and ...


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"Sorry if this question is easy" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that one really cracked me up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You don't need to be sorry, any question is welcome :) Well, it's actually a tricky one, since (sadly) that's a really unspecific error. It can be caused by many things. Though I guess it's not a filesystem error, since the installer booted up fine. So that's one reason out. ...



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