HOW TO: Do a Clean install of Mac OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, And 10.11

HOW TO: Do a Clean install of Mac OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10,  And 10.11

This is my How To Video for installing Mac OSX 10.7 on a MBP early 2011 but this will work on any system that currently has Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, or El Capitan on it.

All you need to do this is a system that already has 10.7-10.10 on it because as part of your original install it created a recovery partition and that is what we will be using.

REMEMBER TO BACKUP YOUR DATA! Following this tutorial will wipe your hard drive clean and you will loose all your data YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

The reason you get this message is YOUR apple id is not associated to an apple operating system.
In the 4 choices you get click “GET HELP ONLINE” This opens Safari.
Click icloud and sign in with your apple id.
Now you can go back to installing screen and the downloading will finally work because you have now shown apple id you’ve logged in from your computer.

DO Not use someone else’s apple id. You’ll get all their apps.
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  1. Dachenie Sylvain says:

    Hi, I got a Mac running on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 how can I update it please because every time I click to update it doesn't allow it.

  2. Dj Dnx says:

    Apple Guy when I try to go to icloud it keeps telling me that my safari app is old I need to update it pleaze help !!

  3. Diana Olson says:

    When you open safari where do you find icloud to sign in with your apple id? I have the website open but don't see an area to log into icloud.

  4. Leo Jnr says:


    i will like to make some enquirer, actually I bought a Macbook 2008 OS X 10.1O USED and i followed all your explanations, but it keeps saying Items temporarily not available once i put login my apple ID…..

  5. Merrwin Cerkis says:

    it doesnt work and it says unavailalbe shittyness i tried also what you said in your description it doesnt work everytime i click the apple and trying to sign in apple and icloud and clicking remember me it doesnt fvcking work im getting frustrated now my nother will kill me if she knows what happen to her mac

  6. Shrestha Manoj says:

    it doesnt work please help.
    after i enter apple id it keep saying "Temporarily unavialable.Try again later "

  7. Gero Azmodii says:

    hello apple master guy!
     i have problems with my mac book pro 17 inches the model is a A1151 old model i tried to install Mac os x 10.7 lion which i believe is compatible i using a USB in the past with new models i created usb with the latest like Yosemite,el capitan, but for some reason this one is given me headaches i sure I'm not missing nothing ..but the system is running mac os x 10.6 without no issues but i want to upgraded it!! can you give me some directions maybe a firmware or something that i missing..

  8. tanvinder singh says:

    i had macbook pro a1181 i followed same steps but when i enter my apple id and password it shows me this service is temporary unavailable try agai later need help

  9. Andyy_Tv says:

    – You can factory reset and it will allow you to update

  10. Joshua Bertoni says:

    Mine doesn't show recovery HD

  11. SOLOMON G.G says:

    macbook I'm starting format but forget my appl id how to go continue? please help

  12. taopo says:

    can't hear you properly…

  13. un comentario mas says:

    this apple id has not yet been used with the app store

  14. Careful I rage says:

    will this completely reset my data on my mac?

  15. Corrupted2001 says:

    +Apple Guy I need help its says this item is temporarily unavailable I have a flash drive and a Windows computer help me

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