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How to reinstall OS X 10.8 without internet?

I had a crash on my Macbook Air MD231 in Mid 2012 and my system won't boot. Unfortunately my friend erased my partition from disk utility too. Now I have three question My internet speed is very ...
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OSX Mavericks: Restoring osx via recovery utility

OSX Mavericks. My OSX is corrupted and the only option appears to be 1: Reboot into recovery mode (Control+R) 2: Take the option to reinstall OSX. Q1: Does this leave all my data and ALL OTHER ...
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I accidentally deleted nano on my Mac OS, how can I restore it?

I had to copy the binary version of nano to my dev server -- and I accidentally deleted my local copy of nano in the process. I tried to recompile nano from the original site, but now whenever I'm ...
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I installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro and now I want OSX back?

To be really honest, I was really stupid and retarded. I went ahead, one day and completely clean installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro. All of sudden, I seem to want OS X back. I tried making a USB ...
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Are there any gotchas reinstalling Windows 7 on a Mac with Bootcamp?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 on my Mac. Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of during the process, or should the process be straightforward? My current plan is: Copy everything important ...
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1answer
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Do I have to reinstall Mac OS in case something goes wrong during a Windows Boot Camp install?

I have a Macbook laptop running Snow Leopard, there's absolutely no information on the laptop, just a few unimportant files on it, I wanted to use Boot Camp Assistant (version 3) to create a partition ...
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OSX ghosting - need to reformat HDD

I have an OSX partition that does not take up the whole drive. Somehow, I managed to damage the unallocated space in a way that disk utility does not let me use it even though it is labeled "free ...
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How can I secure a Mac purchased from a stranger?

I am a PC guy trying to break into the Mac world. I want to buy a used Macbook off of Craigslist but I am concerned about the possibility that the previous owner may have intentionally or ...
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1answer
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Reinstalling OS X – Can I restore my data from a Time Machine backup?

I have recently bought a new MacBook and would like to reformat my old MacBook and give it to my girlfriend. I have been regularly backing up my old MacBook using Time Machine. My aim is to start ...
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How to back up OS and application preferences on Mac OS X Lion for reinstalling?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm happy to copy folders, or use a utility. I know a lot of preferences are kept in ~/user/Library/Application Support.
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How to reinstall Perl on OS X

I accidentally deleted the /System/Library/Perl/ folder. Now I am not be able to run any of my projects. How can I reinstall Perl on OS X?
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Reinstall Mac OS X without DVD on a new hard drive

I need to reinstall OS X on my MacBook, but the DVD unit is spitting out any DVD I insert into it. Also, the hard disk drive was dead, and I replaced it. Can you please tell me an alternative to ...
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how to install os x on my MBP

So in my quest to do a clean install of OS X Lion, I deleted the recovery partition. I managed to install Windows 7 (Enterprise .iso from my uni), but I am having a lot of trouble figuring out a way ...
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How to best re-install software and setup computer after re-install

I always wondered if there are any good ways to provide a fast re-install experience. Whenever I setup a new computer or re-installs an existing one I'm using a day or more to get all the software ...
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How do I reinstall OSX with panic error (can't boot into OSX, keeps giving kernel / panic error)

I can't boot into OSX. I've tried everything to fix the panic / kernel error, but no luck. Don't think it is a hardware issue because this happened after I did a software update. How do I do a clean ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 Snow Leopard Installation

I have an MBP 3,1 (Mid-late 2007 model) and I'm trying to reinstall Snow Leopard. I don't have the original discs with my Mac, I got an original Snow Leopard install disc from another MacBook Pro but ...
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Re-install Mac OS X: “Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer.”

I'm trying to do a fresh install of Mac OS X on my MacBook. When I try to do so, I get the error "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer." I've searched the problem and discovered that the ...
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Install OS X 10.5 on Intel 1GB Macbook

I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.5 on a MacBook that previously had 10.4 on it. i am getting an error after selecting the language. What could be causing a box on the screen that says: Mac OS X ...
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How can I format MacBook hard drive from OSX install disc?

I did some research and I found that rEFIt makes the OSX install disc nit recognize a Tiger partition. I've read that the solution includes backing up and then formatting. I am going to do this sans ...
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Messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6

I have messed up my perl install on Mac OS X 10.6. I'll explain how: I wanted to add a cpan package for Bundle::DBD::mysql, cpan told me to update Bundle::CPAN first. I couldn't because of ...
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Problems with Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD

I lost my last OS X install disk and Apple kindly sent me (Leopard 10.5 - 2Z61-6037-A) a new one free of charge, however I'm having a problem. I load in the CD it pops up and the application opens ...