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    Mar 06, 2012
    Loading Os X on empty harddrive....Lost Please help
    Hello all first old HD was junk so installed a new 250 GB 5400 seagate hd which is completly empty. I lost my original boot disks that came with my comp and have spent all day trying to download torrents and install them on my empty mac. All im trying to acomplish is to instal Os X of some version on to my empty mac. I have downloaded numerous torrents and not sure what i need. I believe all i need is the .dmg file? Correct me if im wronge. I am trying to install this off of a flashdrive so im not sure if there is something i must do with my flash drive to make it bootable. When i turn my mac book on it goes to a screen of a folder with a questionmark in it flashing. When i hold option at boot i get a mouse but nothing tot click. Holding c at boot has no effect. HELP PLEASE1!!!!

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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    Can't help you with "downloaded" software. Please read through this:

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.5
    The only help you will get in downloading an operating system is the door slammed shut!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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