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Old 02-05-2013, 8:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Futurecollector View Post
I don't need any of the old data I just need the OS. Is there anyways to burn a new copy of the MAC OS? Or am I sol?
Yes. Depending on which OS, you can either burn it onto an 8GB Flash Drive, or DVD (some might allow a CD, but IIRC Lion and ML are 4.9GB so you would need a DL DVD).

I use LionDiskMaker (works for ML too). You do need the dmg file however, which you can re-download from the app store.
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07...-install-disk/


If you are on an older OS, (Leopard, Snow Leopard) you will need the factory DVD or the dmg file. If you are going to install new drive, I would update to the latest OS, not sure if the 08' MBP support MountainLion.
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