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iMac Hard Drive Replacement Program - Do not have install discs for Mountain Lion

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Hello all,


My iMac is booked in for Monday for the hard drive replacement program for the affected 1TB Seagate hard drives.


However, I recently installed Mountain Lion which is of course a download only, not on discs.


I have a full Time Machine back-up of the iMac.


When Apple replace the hard drive, does the new hard drive come totally blank?


If so, how do I restore from Time Machine to the new hard drive?


I have a Recovery USB but I am assuming this will not work as the drive will not have an operating system, therefore no Recovery HD partition?


Any help before I take it in?


Many thanks,



iMac (27-inch Late 2009), iOS 6.0.1


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