I have MacBook Pro mid-09, it had el capitan os before I removed it

I wanted to work completely on win10, and completely formatted all the HDD with the recovery partition included

But realised later I need os x badly, and i dont have internet recovery option So I downloaded snow leopard.dmg and made a usb bootable drive using transmac on windows

It loaded but it says it can't be installed on this computer it offers using time machine (i dont have backup!) Or restart

What can I do now ?

I can't go to apple store to repair it i'm much far away from one !


  • If it can boot off of the flash drive, can you access Disk Utility? – Ryan Aug 10 '16 at 6:33
  • For future reference, deleting OS X from a Mac entirely is a really bad plan because it makes firmware updates difficult or impossible. If you're never ever going to use it, leave OS X installed on the smallest possible partition. – Ryan Aug 10 '16 at 6:35
  • Do you have access to another Mac and a FireWire cable? – Ryan Aug 10 '16 at 6:35
  • It doesn't give me access to disk utility or any tool,only that message with restart and use time machine backup buttons ,unfortunately no nearby Macs around me – Mahmoud Othman Adas Aug 10 '16 at 6:53
  • I think you need to revisit how you made the bootable flash drive then. If memory serves it should get you a grey screen with white window in the middle where you can access recovery tools... Could you add an image of what you're getting now? – Ryan Aug 10 '16 at 6:54

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