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installed new hard drive (From fixit( order #1232182)

installed new hard drive (From fixit( order #1232182) no installation disk supplied. How do I format the "new" hard drive so I can down load the "clone" of the original drive?

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Which Mac do you own? Installation methods vary greatly according to which model you. Harrys method will work on newer laptop models but not older ones or desktops.

Was the old drive still running? Do you have another Mac and do both have firewire ports? We can not tell from your order number what drive you ordered.

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Start your mac holding down the "R" and Command keys. Hold them down until you get the apple on the screen. It will take a while as you will be stating in internet recovery mode.

Once it has booted, use disk utility to create a partition, close disk utility and choose restore from Time Machine (once you have attached your Time Machine Drive)

You can also choose to reinstall a fresh OS if you'd like.

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