Installing Mavericks without a working OSX computer
March 30, 2014 4:43 PM Subscribe
How do I create an OS X Mavericks bootable key *from within windows*?
posted by Popular Ethics to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The hard drive on my macbook bit the dust. I have bought a new one, and now I need to format it and install OS X Mavericks on it (plus restore all my files from my Time Machine Backup). The internet tells me that the normal way to do this is to download Mavericks from the Mac App Store, run the installer in OS X, and select the "create bootable USB key" option. Unfortunately I can't do either of these steps because I don't have another Macintosh in the house. Is there a way to make a bootable OS X install key from a Windows PC? Perhaps a torrent somewhere?
Thanks in advance!