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Trying to reinstall mac os lion x10.7 from start up disk utilties. Have used my apple id but this computer has been bought second or third hand. Its an old macbook a1181. I can only get as far as this message and no idea who previous owner is. What can i do now?

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Mar 2, 2018 2:20 PM in response to Taypot In response to Taypot

This is a good link for help


https://www.lifewire.com/perform-clean-install-os-x-lion-2260354


It has been running about 30 mins now and according to the info on the above link I should have a time indication too. I havent. Just an x and a moving blue and white bar and the word installing. 😐

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Mar 2, 2018 11:17 AM in response to Carolyn Samit In response to Carolyn Samit

Oh that is not good. Its been bought second hand by AC who passed it on to JS who dropped it. I have been trying to fix it and erased lion to reinstall but it wouldnt because my id would not work. It still had ACs football program on it so maybe its him I need to ask for his apple id. Guess the new usb wont work either then when the postman makes it through the snow. I have created a bootable partition from a downloaded file bought off Ebay on my external hd which I am trying out. BUT WAIT...Amazingly while typing this it seems to be working.... i will let you know

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Mar 2, 2018 2:20 PM in response to Taypot In response to Taypot

This is a good link for help


https://www.lifewire.com/perform-clean-install-os-x-lion-2260354


It has been running about 30 mins now and according to the info on the above link I should have a time indication too. I havent. Just an x and a moving blue and white bar and the word installing. 😐

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Mar 2, 2018 2:15 PM in response to Taypot In response to Taypot

Ok so i gave up after an hour. I reset nvram


https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204063


And had another go after repairing disk partituon that had got corrupyed when I restarted.


Now it is working and I have the time remaining bar on tbe install mac os x screen. All looks good.


Hope this helps someone.

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