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Jun 19, 2014

I want to install OS x on Macbook pro laptop, I have erase all data through dist utility and when i reinstall os x it will give me message like "You must sign in with an Apple ID that was used to purchase "OS X Maverick"...

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Feb 14, 2012

"reinstalling lion 10.7.3" and "installing lion 10.7.3" without success?I have a "MacBook Pro Early 2011", which came with Snow Leopard, at the time Apple was offering a free Lion 10.7.2 for free, which I got but not in a DVD, download only and I recently updated to Lion 10.7.3. Today I used my wife's MacBook 2006 with 2GB Ram and the machine was faster to respond than mine with 4GB ram, so I would like to re-install Lion 10.7.3 from scratch. I have the partition with with the Recovery HD, I assume it is Lion 10.7.2. Since I only have the Snow Leopard DVD, what would be the easiest and better method doing a Lion 10.7.3 fresh install?

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Jun 8, 2012

I am about 2 years into my move back to mac with a small professional office and I am considering a fresh install of Lion from Snow Leopard on the Mac Pro (1st generation) and a 2009/10 MacBookPro. I believe the Mac Pro shipped with Leopard and the MacBookPro shipped with Snow Leopard but not sure if I am off by an OS release on that.In any event, it has been a /ton/ of effort in customizing this setup and it includes an install of Mac Drive, Parallels and other software and software settings.

I have also edited the registry on windows in a couple of instances and I have run a couple of Terminal customizations on the mac side.Two questions.What should I do to prepare for a fresh install and how much time might be involved in redoing my setup?Is it worth all the effort? I mean, I /do/ have a 2 TB hard drive to take the place of my existing 1 TB drive and I could use the extra space. But at the same time I wonder if a fresh install is necessary.

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Jun 29, 2012

I wasn't getting the performance I wanted from my SSD and decided to take a Mac writers advice and do a fresh OSX (10.7.4) install.However, I now seem to be having problems with disk privileges currently is it to do with accessing my iTunes media folder.It will not let my download the latest podcast or make updates to my metadata.I also would like to be able to access sections of my previous startup disk when I want to transfer or view files, but they are locked.I can still reboot under my previous startup disk and login as my previous user, but is there some way to grant access the the new user identity of my fresh install?

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Mar 31, 2012

I recently wiped/installed Lion on my hard drive and I'm trying to figure out how to link my old time machine back ups to my time capsule. I haven't gotten the oft quoted dialogue box that lets you link it to the new install. Does anyone know how I can manually force this to happen? I've already started a fresh backup, but I'm fine losing what's been backed up so far.   

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Apr 21, 2012

This nonsense: To upgrade your Mac to OS X Lion, you must be running OS X Snow Leopard. If you have OS X v10.5 Leopard, purchase OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard now and install it on your Mac. Then buy OS X Lion as a digital download from the Mac App Store- seems very very un-apple.

So let me get this straight: I have to install an outdated OS (snow Leopard) in order to install Lion. ???

Remember when an OS was self contained, not an add-on upgrade feature?

I am puzzled- I would simply like to boot my mac pro from leopard (current os), and install LION on a newly placed, freshly formatted internal hard drive on same computer. Why would i need to have the intermediary step?

The folks at apple store couldn't answer- even the genius folk weren't sure- dissappointing at best-

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Jun 13, 2012

I want a brand new OSX installatetion. What is the best way to completely erase my SSD (to make it brand new) and reinstall MAC OSX (i can use internet WPA secure Wi-Fi to reinstall MACOSX Lion). On macbook air late 2011.

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Apr 2, 2012

First some background info:

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-2011 First the battery died, then the 320GB HDD failed, making a clicking sound. I plugged it in an external bay and sure enough, still clicking. Macbook dead for 6 months.

-2012 So now I bought a new OCX Vertex 120GB SSD, along with a new battery.

I boot from install DVD and format the SSD to journaled. I install the original OSX tiger (excluding disk space pigs like printer drivers, language translation, and some large 'bundled programs' like iDVD, garageband etc) After OSX install, setting up the macbook etc, I am logged in and running fine. However, I have found through trial and error (I have reformatted and reinstalled the OS at least 10 times now trying to figure out *** is going wrong) that if I reboot, I get either (1) flashing question mark folder, or (2) kernel error, unable to find driver for platform ACPI, and the macbook will not boot.I then boot from install DVD and run disk utility.. and find that the SSD has an error: 'Invalid node structure. The volume needs to be repaired' however it cannot be repaired, it has to be reformatted.I have it working right now, and it will work until I go to reboot. And right now if I browse the SSD, there are files on it. 5GB are used, 107GB available. To check the SSD earlier, I even reformatted as ms-dos and stuck the SSD in an external bay and copied files back and forth using a windows machine no problem. then reformatted to journaled, installed OSX, and back to same 'invalid node structure' issue.I even tried different RAM. I upgraded last year, but to make sure I am starting from original system, I reinstalled the original 512MB chips that came with it when I bought in 2006.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Late 2006 macbook 2,1, 2.0GHz IC2D

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Jun 5, 2012

My web developer has given me a .sql file to load into MySQL. I have MySQL started with a folder selected and a password set from the Server Admin. However, that is all I know how to do. How do I get thie .sql loaded into the database or do I need to create a database. My website will not work without it.

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Jun 26, 2009

How long does it take to load your guys' firefox on the unibody? For some reason mine takes around EIGHT bounces. I think somethings wrong. This is after doing a clean up w/ onyx too. But even before cleanup, its been around 8 bounces... on my white imac, safari takes only 2 bounces from a fresh load up. Why, could this have to do with anything with the graphics drivers? My HD is half full and I have 2 gb of ram.

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OS X ::Disk Verification - Pick Fresh Copy Of 10.6?

Dec 3, 2010

I have a 2009 13" Aluminum MBP. Recently I installed a Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 500GB drive in it and used CarbonCopyCloner to move the data from my previous drive to this one. I then made an 85 GB BootCamp Partition, but removed it. According to disk utility I now have a whole partition dedicated to OS X that has 312GB of free space remaining, but according to Finder, i only have 230GB remaining. To try and rectify this and because I could not get BootCamp Assistant to format my drive, i tried repairing disk permissions, which worked, but then I tried Verifying Disk and I got this error message- Uploaded with The thing is, i would love to do this, but I lost my install disks. My question is, instead of calling Apple for new restore disks, Can I just go pick up a fresh copy of 10.6? Or is there an alternative to use? Or should I just screw BootCamp and go with VMWare Fusion. I just need Windows to play COD4 and BF:BC2.

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Apr 28, 2012

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Oct 19, 2005

I have a removeable hard drive(with more than enough space) and a mac mini. What do you all figure is the best way to wipe my hard drive and reinstal a fresh copy of OSX while maintiang all my programs, files and settings?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Fresh Install Leaves Locked Folder At Top Level (Mac OS X Install Data)?

Jun 5, 2012

I jsut did a fresh install.  wanted to use my SL DVD but the MBP i5 refused to star with it so I used the original DVD (10.5) and upgraded with the SL DVD to 10.6.  However after the initial SL Installation, it tried from the SL DVD and this failed.  I did a manual restart, starting from the HD and everything ran fine.  however today I note there is a locked file on the HD named Mac OS X Install Data.  It contains 181 .pkg files.Now I suppose this should have been moved or deleted as part of the install process.  Can I move them to a file where they belong? 

MBP, MM, MBP - 10.6 + Windooz XP on a hard partition

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Mar 18, 2012

What's the safest way to copy a 6 gb .dmg file that has 4 gb of data on it, to another .dmg file with the same name, same data just changing to 5gb size.

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Jun 24, 2012

Completed a clean install of Lion on 2009 IMac, which initially reacted poorly to an upgrade (my first attempt to move to Lion). How do I reinstall iPhoto, Garageband, Aperture, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Logic Express? These were all preinstalled with original purchase. How would I find the serial numbers that will inevitably be asked for? The App store wants to charge for these items, and other non-Apple software I've purchased for the App store won't download again.

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Mar 17, 2012

Logged in as root, when I try to copy my TimeMachine backup to a new disk I get:

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Mar 22, 2012

I am able to copy files on a pen drive but I am unable to copy files on a hard disk directly.

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Jun 6, 2012

I have downloaded Lion to my Macbook Pro.  We live in a rural area and are on a "low speed" high speed internet connection, so it took me ~24 hours to download.  I have not yet begun the installation process, and have copied the installesd.dmg from the install folder to  my desktop. We have 3 macs in our house, and I don't want to have to try to download again, as the process is so slow.  Can I just copy the installesd.dmg to a DVD or flash drive to install it on the other 2 macs? 

If this is possible, do I have to do anything special? Can I install from the flash or DVD or do I need to copy onto the target mac first?  Although both other macs are backed up using time machine, I'm a little nervous about just launching an installation without really knowing what I'm doing.

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Aug 22, 2009

I'm currently a Windows user and I'm researching for buying a Mac (I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy it).

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My other question is how often do you reboot or shutdown? I reboot my desktop maybe 3 times a week and the rest of the time its in sleep when I'm not using it.

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OS X :: How To Do A Fresh Install On A MAC?

Nov 25, 2009

i just got a used mac g5 dual with no hard drive, thus no os.

I bought a sata drive, used macdrive on my pc to format it to hsf extended. installed it in the mac tower.

put in my osx 10.4 install disk (after holding down mouse button at startup), and i'm looking at - not an install screen - but a screen with a folder icon in the midle that flashes the mac finder icon.

i'm guessing the disk is not being seen for the install.

i tried pressing 'c' at startup, i get a gray screen for a moment and then it goes to the folder screen again.

my question is: how do i do a fresh install on a mac? do i need a certain os version to start from scratch?

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OS X :: Reformat And Fresh Install?

Sep 25, 2010

Will a fresh install of 10.6 benefit me? i haven't formatted since 10.6 came out

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or should i pull the trigger on an SSD?

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Aug 2, 2009

I just replaced my boot drive, only to realize that I am not even able to boot to the OSX install disk with the GTX 285 installed... I had the same symptom when I first got the card, because you have to install the evga drivers prior to installing the card.

So... the question... is there anyway to do a fresh OSX install with the GTX 285 installed, ther than putting a card Apple supports?

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Jun 7, 2012

I have a simple automator sequence that suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason.  Copy Finder Items has started returning an error "the file xxx couldn't be saved to the folder yyy"  Happens for different files and folders. Can't see anythng that's changed. 

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Sep 14, 2010

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Oct 9, 2010

So yesterday I decided to reformat my new MBP. I had it dual booting with Win7 and I just didn't like how hot my MBP got so I got rid of it. So I decided to reformat and pop in a fresh install of OSX, but I'm not sure if I reinstalled it properly. The reason why I say this is cause traditionally when reformatting my previous macs I would just follow the steps of the CD where then formatting the drive option was part of the step if I remember correctly. This time after putting in the OSX cd once it reboot.

I had to go to the utilities option select my drive to format or it would just reinstall the OS over top what was already there. After installing I noticed I had to rename my drive as well cause it was unknown. I never had to rename my drive before, so I'm not sure if I did this properly. So did I correctly format my MBP? Is there another way to do this to bring it back to exact factory specs? If not can someone let me know how to properly format my MBP?

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Dec 9, 2010

I have been using my Air for a couple weeks now, when you guys got your new 2010 Air did you do a fresh install with the USB drive?

I am reading you can save space and maybe speeds it up, is that right? What are your thoughts? And what is the process?

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Dec 22, 2008

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Also, can you load the install disk/image onto a USB stick, boot from it and install from it? Is that easy/possible?

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