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    Hey guys complete newbie here thanks for having me
    Hey guys newbie here so please excuse me if Iím breaking any rules or posting in the wrong place but I really need some help

    I have a MacBook Pro 2011 15Ē I have just upgraded the ram from 8gb to 16gb I have also replac d the logic board,

    I am now having trouble starting up as canít locate my operating system..... and I canít download from online either so I have a usb chip with El Capitan on it I was running an OS X before how do I go about installing the new operating system
    On to get the MacBook running again please

    Again please be gentle with me I am a virgin here 😊😊

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    For a start, try connecting your USB Volume and restart your Mac holding down the option key and see if you cannot select the USB volume and boot from it.

    Even if it works, it may be very slow to boot!!! Be patient.

    Whether it boots from it or not will depend on how it was created in the first place.

    Do you have any other backup or clone you made previously???

    PS: Welcome to mac-forums.com.



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    Welcome to Mac-Forums.

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    And if Patrick's suggestions don't work, try this:

    How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery - Apple Support
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    So I m trying to do the recovery now and am focused on getting this sorted 520AA5DA-39F0-4126-8316-637E50E79643.jpegtonight if any one can help me through if he very appreciative I have entered disk utility as it will not boot from internet recovery and this is what I have in front of me please can you guide me on where to go now I have the new operating system on a pen drive here aswell and if possible would like to keep the data o have on my ssd drive please any help would be amazing thank you for your time and effort blessing and good heath to all

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    Thanks nick glad to be here bud hopefully can get the help I need to get my Mac book running again

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    great Thanks for this I have already had a look and am
    Stuck already I’m afraid ��

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    Hey thanks so much for your insight I have the new operating system on a pen drive and am
    Stuck on the disk utility page for now as pictured in my post and I’m not sure where to go from here please help if you can spare the time many thanks bud

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    I tried to put in the sub drive of new operating system and wouldn’t boot up from it so I presume I’m going to have to boot up from disk utility but I’m very confused by the disk utility window and don’t want to do something wrong on here as may lose everything etc again thanks for your time and wisdom

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    Hey thanks so much for your insight I have the new operating system on a pen drive and am
    Stuck on the disk utility page for now as pictured in my post and I’m not sure where to go from here please help if you can spare the time many thanks bud

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    Hey thanks so much for your insight I have the new operating system on a pen drive and am
    Stuck on the disk utility page for now as pictured in my post and I’m not sure where to go from here please help if you can spare the time many thanks bud

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    Any help would be appreciated I’m here now with quick responses and at my Mac book please help ol wise ones ��������

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    Newbie alert
    Hey guys newbie here so please excuse me if I’m breaking any rules or posting in the wrong place but I really need some help

    I have a MacBook Pro 2011 15” I have just upgraded the ram from 8gb to 16gb I have also replac d the logic board,

    I am now having trouble starting up as can’t locate my operating system..... and I can’t download from online either so I have a usb chip with El Capitan on it I was running an OS X before how do I go about installing the new operating system
    On to get the MacBook running again please

    I can open disk utility but I am
    Stuck when it comes this far as to what to do next and don’t want to mess anything up

    BE2360B1-9A13-4BCC-8AE3-6A2B11D65366.jpeg

    This is the screen I’m at any guidance on what to do next would be great please ��
    Again please be gentle with me I am a virgin here ����
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    We combined both your posts together here along with the first post you made.

    Please do not cross post or post identical threads in several forums. Moderators will move your post to the proper area if needed. Let's continue this thread here in the Switcher forum where you originally posted.

    Thanks.

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    Ahhh ok thanks as I said I’m a newbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technodentist14 View Post
    Ahhh ok thanks as I said I’m a newbie
    We understand that completely. We were all newbies at some time in the past.

    The pictures you have posted are showing you in Disk Utility (DU). You are not going to get any Operating System (OS) on to your Mac that way.

    I know you said that Internet Recovery didn't work for you; but at the risk of annoying you in your frustration, could you try one more time to do this - making sure that you have WiFi turned On and are close to your WiFi unit to get the best signal. I am assuming from your first post that you have never had macOS Sierra 10.12.4 or later installed on this Mac.

    1. Completely Power Down/Shut Down your Mac

    2. Use your right hand fingers to hold down the the following 3 keys on the keyboard: Option - Command - R

    3. With these 3 keys held down and kept held down, use your left hand to Power Up the Mac by pushing on the Power Button.

    4. Keep those 3 keys held down and wait till the Mac reboots - patience - it takes time to boot up and must make a WiFi connection to the Internet.

    5. It should finally boot up with the Internet connection made. Now you can release the 3 keys.

    You might have to enter your Admin Password for that Mac, but in any event, Startup is complete when you see the utilities window.

    You will then see either this:

    S1.png

    In which case it is doing the job and just wait, wait, wait till it finishes.

    Or you might see this:

    S2.png

    In this case select "Reinstall macOS" and again wait till it finishes.

    Please post back.

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    Thank you so much for reaponding I have tried this many times and it will not work I have great WiFi connection aswell it says something about permissions from Apple and won’t continue

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    This is the error I’m getting have tried so many times now it’s a joke ������

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    I'm sorry, I can't read that message. It's short, so can you type it out for us please?

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