Solved mac wont install a osx

Apple 604-1642 new imac 21.5 a1311 front...
June 30, 2014 at 11:36:18
Specs: mac maveriks
i bought a mac that is in factory reset, i connect it to the internet to download a new mavericks but it does not connect properly, when im on the hard drive factory reset it will not let me uninstall the old partition or create a new one, it also still has bytes on them after its been wiped ? any other way to get mavericks on it, cd? usb bootable image?

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July 2, 2014 at 13:41:20
This is an iMac a1311 and via google it appears to have arrived initially with Snow Leopard installed... So likely (as per iJack's suggestion) you will need to re-install it, then consider upgrades to whatever later Mac OS will allow...

Be aware too that you "may" need to upgrade/install additional RAM - if not already fully loaded/populated that way.

You can buy the disk from Apple; and it may be possible to download it (again from Apple). You will get a legitimate "key" in the mail and instructions how to download and/or purchase the disk... It doesn't cost too many pennies either...

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#1
July 1, 2014 at 01:05:46
What do you mean by "in factory reset"?

What model and year is it?

In what way does it not connect properly to the Internet - error messages?


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July 2, 2014 at 08:34:41
i bought the mac with nothing on it so when you boot it, it has no operating system on it, so comes up with screen to choose if you want to partition/erease or new system image, and its the wifi that will not go on do not know the year, its a a1311

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July 2, 2014 at 09:07:46
I suspect that your Mac is too old to do an Internet install. You need to get install media (probably an earlier version than Mavericks), which Apple sell. Once you have an earlier version of OS X installed you can upgrade it. I wonder why it was sold without an installed OS or installation media.

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July 2, 2014 at 13:41:20
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This is an iMac a1311 and via google it appears to have arrived initially with Snow Leopard installed... So likely (as per iJack's suggestion) you will need to re-install it, then consider upgrades to whatever later Mac OS will allow...

Be aware too that you "may" need to upgrade/install additional RAM - if not already fully loaded/populated that way.

You can buy the disk from Apple; and it may be possible to download it (again from Apple). You will get a legitimate "key" in the mail and instructions how to download and/or purchase the disk... It doesn't cost too many pennies either...

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