You should be able to create a boot-able external USB, FireWire, SDHC or SDXC card, or a Thunderbolt storage device. See here:
The internet recovery system expects to see a recovery partition on your install drive but since you have a new drive that is missing. This should by pass that problem by allowing you to install from an external device.
Hello, thank u for your help , i needed it urgently earlier , and it informed me a live expert was online awaiting response , however a reply took over 90 minutes, so i will be requesting that my 36 is downgraded to 24 pounds
i have now retrned and tried the process , ive installed a usb reformatted as requested ok, but when i try to install osx procedure , my apple logo option only has 3 options which are start up disk , restart or shutdown
ie no option to open mac store application ?
yes i have to take the serrvice now , im happy with you , not the intermediate
an old windows laptop
yes dont worry im quite adept when i have the time, its a 32gb but ive done exactly as it stated
I started mac with command r . internet recovery then takes about 15 mins to load . then i installed the 32gb usb, then in disk utility , i cant recall if i erased first or partitioned as it was empty , but now im thinking maybe hidden files? would 1 single partition not erase everything anyways
yes it was erased earlier this morning , but ive just did it again , also the usb , but same problem of no apple install osx option
in my first question was the error message that it gives if i choose the install lion option just 2 above the disk utility option in that open window, however i believe the link you sent me declares that if i click the apple logo top left of screen, then i should get option for install osx ....or have i misunderstood
No if your Mac is Internet Recovery capable trying to boot to recovery HD will automatically go to Internet Recovery when it senses you have no Recovery Partition on your startup drive. You can also try Command+Option+R at startup to get to Internet Recovery. I can't find any information on the error message "this copy of the install mac os x lion application is damaged and cant be used to install mac os x", if that is the exact message then it sounds like the download is not completing. If you try it again using Command+Option+R and it still fails I can make available a USB image for you but you will need a Mac to burn it. Let me know.
hello, ive now tried to use the restore by time machine option and this time it has allowed the process , it is currently in the restore mode onto new ssd saying about 3 hrs 12 mins to go on 3.3 % so i will b sleeping soon and let it go , so the first time machine back up must have taken the image but last night this option wasnt coming to anything , but it is restoring now as i type so i will let you know how it goes later or in morning
hi, it has restored now my time machine onto new sssd, I'm not exactly sure why it did not do it in the first instance but there it is .
Thank you for your inputs