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Can’t download additional components disaster

  RebeccaD123 09:40 13 Apr 2020

Ok so, due to my Mac being seriously slow I decided to reset it to factory settings.. followed guide online and all was well until while in recovery mode I tried to reinstall Mac OS X Lion and got the error “can’t download additional components needed to install Mac OS X”. I have tried changing the date through terminal, creating a bootable usb with the os installer on it, and also creating a bootable usb through recovery mode all lead to the same above error. Any help would be appreciated.

  HondaMan 11:20 13 Apr 2020

Why download an old OS? Date and model of the Mac, previous - working OS?

  RebeccaD123 11:33 13 Apr 2020

OS X Lion is the one available In internet recovery that’s giving me the error, iv downloaded Catalina on the bootable usb but it won’t even recognise it on startup.

It’s a MacBook Pro circa 2011 and I’m not sure what the last working OS was, before I cleared it I was trying to install Yosemite but was unsuccessful.

  bremner 10:49 14 Apr 2020

Was this the guide you followed click here

  RebeccaD123 13:39 14 Apr 2020

Yeah that’s it, except I only have access to internet recovery, no matter what combination of keys I press it’s always internet recovery that loads in.

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