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Apple iMac requiring OS X Install

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadowwebs, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster

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    I've had an iMac delivered to the office with a faulty hard drive, not bootable at all by any means. They need a new copy of OS X Mavericks installing but we have no copies of this so I need to get hold of one I can put on a bootable USB.

    Any ideas where I start with this? All the guides I am finding at the minute point to downloading OS X Mavericks before formatting the hard drive.
     
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  2. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Hmm unless you got another mac downloaded the OS from the store on that mac and mate it a bootable usb? I know very little about macs but im fairly sure you can download the OS from the store so doing so on another mac might work.
     
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  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Who delivered this or where did you buy it from? Surely they should provide you with a new copy of the OS?

    Do you not have a mac server in your office you can just image the machine?

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  4. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster

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    Juelz, yes this is correct but unfortunately the other imacs at the minute are running earlier versions... to be honest, I may just need to go down to that route.

    ZX... no mac server, were running a bit behind with the times.
     
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