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    Arrow Deleted Admin Account
    I bought a used MacBook Pro and deleted the admin account and now when I turn it on I get the moving circling arrow. What should I do? I don't have any discs but willing to purchase whatever I need to get it running again. Please HELP!

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    2012 MBP i7 2.7 GHz 15" Matte - 16 GB RAM - 120 GB Intel SSD - 500 GB DataDoubler Mac OS 10.9
    What OS version did it have? Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion?

    if it's Lion, reboot the Mac with command+R and follow the prompts
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    It had OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard

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    Can I purchase and Install OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard and start from new again?
    This is my first MacBook and I don't want to destroy it.. : (

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    Contact Apple customer support and give them the model and serial number of the MBP and ask for a replacement Snow Leopard DVD set. Or you can just have them send you the Snow Leopard retail DVD for $29.99. However, the retail DVD does not contain the iLife apps which is why the original install set for the MBP would be best.

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