MacBook Pro :: Clean My Computer Back To Factory Specs?

May 31, 2012

How do I crash my MacBook Pro , in order to bring it back to company specs. In other words I am trying to get my Mac to be exactly like it was when i purchased it.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 26, 2009

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Jun 3, 2012

I am using mac os x version 10.5.8 my processor is 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo memory is 2gb 66mhz ddr2 sdram  

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Jun 13, 2012

the best way to return my MacBook Pro back to it factory setting. in other words start all over.

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Apr 5, 2010

I recently sold my older MBP and already backed up the system via Time Machine. However, I need to wipe clean the hard drive for the new user. Is there a clear cut way to restore the system? I do not have the boot drive with me as I am traveling but would like to know if there is a way without using the disk.

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Jan 26, 2009

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Apr 5, 2010

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Jun 23, 2014

I have recently purchased a refurbished  macbook (2010). I don't have any software but I need to restore my macbook back to factory settings. I watched a couple videos on how to but there are steps they do that I can't . Like when you shut off your macbook and turn it back on holding the "options" button well I don't have that choice of "recovery hd" There is only 1 icon on my screen when pushing the options button and the only choice I have is the"macintosh hd".There aren't two choices like all the videos show ,the videos show "macintosh hd" and "recovery hd".

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Jun 30, 2014

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Jul 1, 2009

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Dec 6, 2014

How could I delete all the files and go back to factory settings on my mac? I want all the files to be deleted. But when i hold on power and option buttons, on screen only appears 1 disk -MacintoshHD and says to choose a network... How can i reset my computer factory settings? Besides, when I did a cleanup I deleted, probably, some important files so I can't login into my computer..

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Sep 14, 2010

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Nov 7, 2009

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Sep 9, 2014

Trying to resell my old MacBook (Feb 2008) and how to wipe and bring it back to factory settings? I currently have OS X 10.6.8 installed on it....

I tried to use the disk utility to erase the Macintosh HD but the buttons are dimmed...like as in unclickable.  

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Sep 14, 2009

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Aug 30, 2009

How can I roll back to 10.5 without having to do a clean install? I ask because SL is truly an "under the hood" update, and until developers take advantage of the improvements, we won't see significant performance improvements. As of right now, plenty of stuff is broken. Cyberduck FTP doesn't work for me. Logitech Control center for my external keyboard/mouse doesn't work. And NTFS-3G is broken because it consumes 30% of CPU unless I eject all NFTS partitions, including the bootcamp partition. I thought I would be fine, I don't have any hacks/customization on my MBP, but those important tools don't work for me yet, so I want to wait a few weeks before I use SL.

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Feb 18, 2012

I want to restore my macbook (fall 2009) to its factory built. I've just installed OS X Lion and I now wath I must do for that.So... I do a workshop for Garageband and I've get something like a gift, iLife 2011, from the school. But it was installed from a disc.Now the only that I must now is: when I do the reset, get I then back iLife or not? 

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 24, 2008

I changed the username, passwords, background, settings, name of the harddrive and all that, but left her music and photos on for the time being. Then I turned it off for the night. I remember something popping off before it turned off, and I think it was just saying changes had been made or something like that. And I THOUGHT I had pressed okay to save those changes....it was late. But I turn it on this morning and it's practically gone back to basics. EVERYTHING is gone...no music, no photos. The settings and background are factory status. iTunes, iPhoto, and iChat are responding like I'd never used them. The only thing that stayed was my user name, the photo, and the name of the hard drive. I've looked through the computer and havent found anything. I couldnt have restored it, could I?

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Mar 13, 2012

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Mar 1, 2010

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My iTunes music files were stored on an external hard drive. But, unfortunately, the iTunes library file must have been on the laptop hard drive. Now, when I open iTunes music library and playlists are empty, despite my having 120GB of music on the connected hard drive.

Short of dragging and dropping all the music files into the iTunes window, is there any other way of "telling" iTunes where to find my music? I have tried "organize library" and nothing happens.

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Jun 10, 2012

I did have a back up of my computer, I have restored my music but no apps. They are still on my phone and my ipad but not on my computer.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Sep 4, 2009

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I have the osx discs and i've tried running them by holdig "C" on power up but it doesn't respond.

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Apr 6, 2010

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Jun 24, 2010

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Aug 8, 2010

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I downloaded a program called "Clean My Mac" . I got rid of things that were unused. I don't know why this happened except I wasn't thinking but now all languages are gone (didn't think at the time that would be an issue) but...I have a son taking Greek and I had to print out a test for him. I didn't notice it but it did not print out in Greek. How do I get back languages without having to re-install the OS?

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May 25, 2012

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