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How do I install and format new hard drive in mid-2012 Macbook pro? [duplicate]

My hard drive in my Macbook completely broke a few weeks ago (didn't have much on it thankfully), so I bought a new hard drive and replaced the old one. Now I'm not too sure how to set this new hard ...
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Install Mac OSX on a new replacement hard drive [duplicate]

We have an iMac in our office which we are going to put an SSD in (The iMac itself is past warranty and apart from the slow hard drive is functioning fine) however no-one of us in the IT Department ...
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How to make SSD Drive bootable from a disk utilies restore [duplicate]

My mid-2009 mac book pro hard drive is dying so I bought an SSD to replace it. I tried plugging in the ssd drive to the mac via a usb to sata connection and using SuperDuper to copy the contents (saw ...
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I removed another Mac's HD and reformatted it on disk utility, now it just shows blinking folder [duplicate]

So I removed a 2015 Macbook Air's HD from the computer and then using an OWC tool, I plugged it into my Macbook Pro and then erased it completely using Disk Utility. When I plugged it back into the ...
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2011 iMac 27": cannot upgrade to latest OSX after replaced failing drive with blank new HDD. Nasty loop [duplicate]

Installed a new hard drive on a iMac 2011 27": old drive would not boot (node errors which FSK cannot fix). This faulty drive was running High Sierra before it stopped booting. Removed the old drive ...
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Install OS for new SSD [duplicate]

I bought a new SSD for my old macbook pro mid 2012. Can I clone my current OS on other Macbook to SSD and bring it to my old Macbook 2012? Thank you!
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New Macbook Pro 2012 Operating System onto new SSD?

A friend has just bought a brand new Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion OS. We are going to install an SSD to replace the standard HD that it shipped with, however, it looks like Apple don't ship with the ...
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Install OS on iMac with blank hard drive

Is is possible to get a late 2010 iMac with a blank/new hard drive up and running with the latest OS and XCode? All the answers I've seen involve duplicating or restoring an existing OS. Is there a ...
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Newbie Mac user - how to start over with Mac mini that has Windows installed

I'm very, very new to using Macs in general - my current work computer (iMac Mid 2010) is the first that I've used, and it's only been a couple of months. I work for a non-profit and someone has ...
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Install Macos from recovery using Bootable USB

I have replaced my broken HDD with a new SSD and I can't install Mac from recovery (Command+R) no matter what connection I try to connect to, I tried different networks (router via Wifi, router via ...
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Reinstalling mac fails [closed]

So I replaced my broken HDD with a new SSD on my 2011 13" Macbook Pro with 10.7.5 being the stock OS, and I want to install Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.3 on it. Please note that direct update from 10.7....
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Installing an older version of macOS onto an external drive

So I’ve got an oddly specific question. I’m trying to install macOS Sierra onto a hard drive that I’m planning on installing into an old (potentially broken) 2011 iMac that currently does not have a ...
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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Running iMac 2009 on external screen due to Broken LCD

So I would like to know if it is possible to diagnose and install new OSX using blank SSD in an iMac that has broken LCD and no hard drive? I bought this iMac out of auction where you cant test ...