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I don't have the retail disk so I downloaded a few ISOs I found online. I formatted my MBP's hard drive so I need to make the bootable USB flash drive using Windows 7. Where can I get a good ISO? How can I install it to the USB properly? UNetbootin doesn't seem to work as the MBP doesn't detect the flash drive as a bootable drive (I'm thinking this is because the flash drive is in FAT32 and not HFS). If it's the file system responsible, how can I format it to HFS from Windows 7?
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Illegal, sorry, can't help you.

Go buy the Snow Leopard disk.
     
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oldish thread but thought I'd chime a dime.

okay yeah illegal.

Do you have any other macs you could clone? Apple are positively fantacular at letting you clone your drives. even popping the MBP drive in as an internal using Disk Utility to clone.

if stuck try Ubuntu 11.10. mix of OSX and Win7. and their own flavor too. got GIMP Rakarrak Audacity, not as polished but hey legal.

peace

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If the laptop originally came with Snow Leopard it's not actually illegal, AFAIK.

If unetbootin doesn't work I'd suggest you just burn the ISO to a DVD, that should work. Or, if you know more people with Mac computers you could take the iso image over there and use Disk Utillity to restore it to the USB stick, then boot from it on your macbook while holding Alt (option).
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