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How to create bootable installer USB for macOS in Windows? [duplicate]

I purchased a 2008 Mac from a friend. It's now formatted and internet recovery option is not working for a fresh install. I want to create a bootable USB drive in a Windows machine. I am unable to ...
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Error while attempting to reinstall macOS Sierra on old Mac Mini [duplicate]

I tried to factory reset a Late 2014 Mac mini by holding Command + R while booting, which took me to Internet Recovery for macOS Sierra, I used the Disk Utility to erase and format the drive, then I ...
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Unable to re-install macOS on my Mac Mini 2014 [duplicate]

I have a MacMini from 2014. It has an SSD which I formatted so now it has no OS on it. I tried internet recovery several times but every time I get the error "An Error Occurred While Preparing ...
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High Sierra - The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged

Got the following error The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged while upgrading Mac Mini (Late 2012) to High Sierra. The only option on the screen ...
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How can I download an older version of OS X/macOS?

Sometimes it's hard to search for older / previous versions of macOS & OS X on the App Store or Apple web site since they change links to promote the newest shipping version. This is an attempt to ...
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How do I create El Capitan installer on a Catalina (or post-El Capitan) installed Mac for use on USB boot installer?

I have downloaded the El Capitan DMG file (InstallMacOSX.dmg) provided by Apple. The expanded DMG image contains the package "InstallMacOSX.pkg" which should be run to create the El Capitan ...
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How do I create an OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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How can I download Mac OS X El Capitan without app store?

I was going to install a new copy of El Capitan via my USB drive, but it turns out it's dead, it's been corrupted. I erased everything before that, so I'm stuck with the installation screen. How can ...
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How to open Internet Recovery on Mac Pro 1.1?

someone donated a MacPro1,1 (so from 2006) and it came without hard drives and I inserted a hard drive and the question mark appears when I turn it on. How can I install an operating system on it? ...
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How can I use Windows to create an OS X Yosemite USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple?

This question is NOT a duplicate of the question How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple? ...
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Macbook air 2011 cannot boot from USB

I have problem with my macbook air 2011 11" . I had linux on this macbook but i would like to install original Mac OS. I erased original ssd disk and wanted to install mac os lion via recovery ...
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How to reinstalled macOS Sierra from USB Start-up Disk made using TransMac

I have a MacBook Air 7.2 early 2015: i5 2.4GHz, 8Gb DDR3, 121Gb SSD which is completely empty and I want to reinstall macOS on it. I booted my USB key under Macos Sierra from a dmg file with TransMac, ...
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Trying to install El Capitan via Bootable USB on MBP 2009 using Windows 10, not showing up

I have recently received a 2009 MBP to use with an old video camera. The MBP has no HDD so I formatted an old windows drive to exFAT and have been trying to create a bootable USB for OSX installation, ...
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Cannot install macOS, because new account never linked to macOS. Will a bootable USB work?

I have copied the title from this thread, because my case is very similar, but not quite the same with respect to one detail. Basically, I got a second-hand Mac Pro that was all set up by the previous ...
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Issues trying to use TransMac to create bootable USB from Windows 10

I'm trying to follow the steps in this post: How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple? Which ...
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