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    Mac Book Pro restore

    Duck! Im about to throw this Macbook out the window!

    I have a ML 10.7 MBP thats got a corrupt HDD.

    I need to restore it... I have no disk, and Apple "recommends" I do an internet recovery.

    Apple also does not allow proxied connections!

    Is there a much simpler way to restore, like download an ML 10.7 image to a USB drive from somewhere?

    Thanks

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    If you have available images to download in the App Store, and and extra mac available, you can use Lion Diskmaker (don't be put off my the name, it does all OSX's) to create a bootable USB.

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    10.7: Get the Lion installer to work behind a proxy server Mac OS X Hints

    ^ This worked for me when using Internet Recovery on an iMac that came with Mavericks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crt404 View Post
    If you have available images to download in the App Store, and and extra mac available, you can use Lion Diskmaker (don't be put off my the name, it does all OSX's) to create a bootable USB.
    Only Mac we own

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    Quote Originally Posted by crt404 View Post
    you can use Lion Diskmaker (don't be put off my the name, it does all OSX's) to create a bootable USB.
    It's called DiskMaker X now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    10.7: Get the Lion installer to work behind a proxy server Mac OS X Hints

    ^ This worked for me when using Internet Recovery on an iMac that came with Mavericks.
    Great, we now have internet access.

    But ...

    "Could not find installation information for this machine"

    Bangs head on desk!

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    Go with your first instinct KILL IT! Before it takes over your whole working day! We have MacBooks and iMacs here and if you're not running deploy studio it will be a simple case of taking it home and restoring it that way or better yet have you got a mobile phone with tethering (just be mindful of data consumption)

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    Thats the ONLY option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    "Could not find installation information for this machine"
    What model is the Mac Book Pro?

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    MBP A1278 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    We have MacBooks and iMacs here and if you're not running deploy studio it will be a simple case of taking it home and restoring it that way
    I agree. It won't find any machine information over any kind of WPA Enterprise network with Proxies. Unless you can rig a different network somehow, maybe a WEP one, just for the time it takes to restore (About an hour). If you have access to a mac, then following the suggestion of Arthur, is the best way of doing this.

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    I have a copy of Lion (10.7.2) that I use on an external for jobs such as this. Useful for restores and refreshes and takes no time at all

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    If this is within the first year of warranty ( unless they got apple care with the machine ) then may be able to call apple support and get them to send you a an OS X Lion installer USB memory stick or something to that extent ( which is what I got them to do with the 2011 mac mini when I first got it ) as they did not include any restoration media with it.

    Failing that as per @ICTDirect_Dave's comment - that would fix the new OS installer issue, also any chance of getting a copy of that for myself ( if that is ok / not sure ref legailities etc )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    they did not include any restoration media with it.
    Apple did include recovery media...

    www.macrumors.com/2011/07/20/internet-recovery-lets-new-macs-install-os-x-from-blank-hard-drive/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I meant as in a physical copy as previously you used to get a set of DVD media in case ya hard drive went sunny side up etc so I could restore locally instead of over a net connection, which is when they sent me a free copy of iLife ( latest version ) and a USB Memory stick with OS X Lion on it.

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