MacBook Pro :: How To Restore Laptop To Its Original State

Nov 4, 2009

I would like to clean up my laptop as I have loads stuff I am trying to get rid off. I would like to get the laptop to the position just like when I bought the laptop took it out the box & start again. I know I need to back up all my stuff but would like to go down that route as I am sure its quicker for me.

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MacBook Pro :: Restore System Back To Original State?

Apr 5, 2012

I have just purchased a new MacBook Pro, however i was never issued with any recovery DVD's. In the event of a full re-instillation how would i be able to restore my system back to original state? When i spoke to the assistant in the apple shop, he told me that they were not required, is this correct? Can i purchase the recovery DVD's from Apple?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Restore A Mac Back To It's Original State?

Oct 27, 2009

I've not got this problem, I just need some clarification on what the process is...

If the original restore discs are lost, what methods are there to restore a Mac back to it's original state (with HDD's wiped). Is it possible to get a set of restore discs from somewhere? Do restore discs from other Macs of the same model work fine? Or will SL need to be bought, upgraded and then wiped after that (I'm hearing SL is actually a full version, so by upgrading and then booting into it again, you can do an erase and install)

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MacBook Pro :: Restore System To Earlier State Without Time Machine?

Jun 19, 2012

I just lost a lot of pictures and not sure what happen. I am looking for ways to restore the system to an earlier state. I did not setup Time Machine to begin with. I know I could do a system restore with windows but i am not sure if there is such a thing with MAC without using Time Machine.

Pro, iOS 5.1.1

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OS X :: Restore State Of Mac OS And Other Apps On Boot?

Apr 1, 2009

I love Mac OS and i am addicted to spaces but rebooting your computer is such a bitch when you have 9 spaces to manually restore every time. Is there a way to have all Apps open up and restore to what they where before the reboot? Kinda like when you Macbook goes all out of battery so it saves the state to the Hard drive and when you boot it up again its just like before.

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ITunes For Mac :: How To Restore Music To Earlier State

Dec 6, 2014

So I deleted some music from My Music, not to the trash. I thought I was in a playlist and deleting from the playlist but I wasn't. And apparently there is no undo function in iTunes to undo this. Why is that? If you delete something why can't you undo it? Regardless of that is there anyway to get back to the older state of iTunes that included the tracks with the play count and the ratings that were there before? Perhaps something in Time Machine that can restore this?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), 2.6G i7

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MacBook Air :: Can Reset Laptop To The Original Factory Settings

Jun 26, 2012

Is there any way you can reset your MacBook Air to the original settings you first recieved it in? I've noticed I have way to much junk to go through and try to delete it all and when I try to delete something it does the poof thing it's supposed to, but later I notice it has not been deleted. I've tried restarting my computer, and completely turning it off for 24 hours then seeing it its gone, but it never deletes.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2), i only have one computer account

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MacBook Pro :: Restore To Original Settings?

May 17, 2012

how do you restore your macbook to original settings?

Apple TV, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Finding Way To Restore The Original Shape?

Aug 29, 2009

My macbook is a few months old and fell. It happened so fast, I'm not even sure what happened. I picked it up, lost my balance, and... After I stopped screaming, I realized that it still turns on and seems to work fine.. For that I am grateful. However, because of how it has dented, the upper left corner grinds upon closing and opening. It is dented in three places, evidently, 'hopped' when I dropped it. If the lid is closed, its dented on the upper left hand corner which luckily didn't break the screen but did affect how the lid opens and closes. It dented slightly on the other side as well but not enough to grate on that side when it closes. Any way to bend these dents out so that it won't 'grate' when closing and opening?

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MacBook Pro :: Restore Lion To Original Factory Settings?

Apr 5, 2012

Early 2011 15" MBP with Lion (purchased new July 22, 2012). I had a two year old MBP running Snow Leopard then upgraded to Lion. The computer got flooded. I took out the hard drive and put it in a portable hard drive case and used it to restore my new MBP running Lion. It seemed to go very smooth and very easy. I am not a very knowledgable computer person, I use the computer for Photoshop, iTunes and email and just barely know not to turn it off with the on/off button! I keep noticing that I have two of many things in the computer, like library, multiple systems and multiple hard drives. I also get conflicting amounts of free hard drive space. I feel that I mistakenly copied too much stuff. I have backed up my files onto a fire wire hard drive. I want to "push a button" and have the computer  go back to the way it was the day I bought it. This time, I will take the time and move the files and programs manually (there are not that many). I am affraid a typical restore from Time Machine will only bring back the problems I am trying to get away from.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: How To Restore Original Icons

Nov 28, 2007

Ive had great fun over the past few weeks messing with Leopard and my new macbook, altering aqua scrollbars, adding quicklook plugins and altering folders/icons etc.

For the most part, ive kept backups just in case. Original folder icons etc all backed up.

However I got a little too keen and didnt back up application icons (original ones) Althougth Im happy with what I have now, I cant find anywhere any original icons.

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OS X :: Restore To Original Factory Settings?

Aug 29, 2009

Running Leopard 10.5.7. Failing attempts to upgrade to SN. Other forums are saying "Use System Restore Disks" I don't have "System Restore Disks" I have 2 disks that came with the computer called "Mac OS X" not called "System Restore". Do I just pop Disk 1 of 2 in the CD/DVD and hold down C whilst rebooting?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: How To Restore Original Fonts For Mac

Mar 26, 2012

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OS X :: Restore Leopard To Original Factory Settings?

Apr 5, 2010

I'd like to restore a Mac to its original settings as if it was store-bought where the person who buys it gets to enter their own info (name, address, etc), gets greeted with the welcome video, etc.? I tried Mroogle, but only suggestions I found was to drag stuff to Trash, which doesn't sound like what I'm trying to accomplish.

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Restore Mac Book Pro To Original Factory Settings?

Apr 10, 2012

How can I restore Mac Book Pro to original factory settings

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008), iOS 5.0.1

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Intel Mac :: How To Restore Trash To Original Location

Jun 10, 2012

How can I restore trash to original location?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: How To Restore Original Documents Icon In Dock

Aug 28, 2009

how to restore original Documents icon in Dock? I accidently deleted it from the Dock. When I restored it back, the icon lost its original image and I can not find it back, it's different now.

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Mac Pro :: Can I Restore The Swap Files/disk Its Original Location?

Apr 29, 2012

Mac OSX 10.6.8> I moved my swap files or "Disk" to another drive> problems>can I restore the swap files/disk its original location?Is there a method maybe through 'Terminal'?    

MacPro 1,1 July 2006 2 Core2Duo Xeons, 12GB RAM, X1900 Radeon HD (500MB VRAM)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Erase All Content And Or Restore To Its Original Settings?

Jun 24, 2012

i am trying to erase all content and or restore my mac lion to its original settings.. i just sold it, i have already copied my information on an external hard drive....idont know what i did wrong...have a locked screen, with a picture of a lock on it with a password box below it and an arrow next to it..

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), lion

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OS X :: Unable To Restore Resolution To Original / Connecting To HDTV Via Vga Cable

Feb 15, 2010

When I plug my MacBook into my tv with a VGA cable, the resolution becomes significantly lower so that the windows will fit nicely on the TV screen. This is great. But when I unplug from the TV, and my resolution restores to normal, my window sizes are all messed up! For example, I normally have iTunes and iCal full-screen in dedicated spaces. Now they look like this (attached screenshots). Any way to have these windows automatically restore to their original size?

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OS X Mavericks :: Remove Update And Restore To Original Operating System?

Sep 7, 2014

I updated osx to mavericks and its been unstable since that update.  How do i remove the update and restore it to its original os?  and i didnt know i was supposed to do a backup prior to updating

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore Original Download Folder That Was Spring Loaded On Dock

Jun 3, 2014

I have a download folder on my dock and also on my desktop.  When I click it open there is nothing there.  However, when I go over to the left hand sidebar of Finder and I click on the Downloads (down arrow) label it brings up all my downloads.  I used to have a spring loaded icon on my dock ... now its just empty unless I press the Downloads (down arrow) label in Finder. How can I restore the original download folder that was spring loaded on my dock?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Move Original Files To External Drive, Not Just Copy And Delete Original

Dec 31, 2009

I've looked at some other posts that have gone over how to move files to an external drive, and they all say to use command while moving. I understand this copies the file and deletes the original, but when you make a copy and delete the original, you lose some of the original data, such as creation date, etc... This makes storage and organization more complicated than it has to be.

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OS X Yosemite :: Lost All Pictures In Mac Laptop After Upgrading - How To Restore

Dec 9, 2014

I have lost all my pictures stored in iPhoto in my mac after upgrading to os x yosemite. how to revert back to old version and get all my pictures back?

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup Will Restore The New Laptop With All The Old Laptops Files?

Mar 17, 2009

apple is sending me a replacement UMBP. I'm keeping the current one until the replacement arrives and then using a time machine backup on the new one. My time machine backup will restore the new laptop with all the old laptops files, programs, preferences, emails, everything as the old laptop's drive was without having to reinstall everything? Correct?I guess I could always swap drives as well, that might be quicker.

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OS X :: Erase Original Settings If Restore Mac To Factory Settings?

Jul 8, 2010

I've purchased my Mac book from a friend. It still has his name and password on which he cannot remember. Am i correct in assuming that if I restore it to the origianl factory settings then it will erase his settings. Also will i need anything erlse with the start up like serial numbers, auth codes etc?

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MacBook Air :: Solid-state Trackpad?

Nov 16, 2009



Solid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

This is a typo, right? Made me smirk.

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MacBook Pro :: Solid State Or Standard HDD?

Jun 19, 2012

I am going to get the 13'' MBP, i7, 8gb unit. The question I have is that should I stick with the standard hard drive that comse with the unit (750 GB), or should I upgrade to the solid state drive (desiring 256 gb)? 

1. What are the advantages to a solid state?

2. Is it worth the money (trying to stay under $2000 with shipping and taxes) 

On my current macbook I have a 250 GB HDD, and I have only used about 100 GB. Size is not the biggest issue, more about speed for me. I am a speed junkie, and I want my computer to perform to it's highest ability. I don't use any heavy intense application, or I am not a computer gamer. Although I know that these are the primary uses, I want the computer I am going to buy to last me several years and to maintain its speed when I use application. I also highly doubt I will use any where close to 200 gb.  

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MacBook Pro :: How Can I Transfer Videos From Windows Laptop To Mac Laptop?

Jan 10, 2011

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MacBook Air :: Updating To Solid State Drive.Is It Possible?

Jan 16, 2009

I was wondering if it is possible to update to a solid state drive without having to give up a kidney through Apple.

I found a 64GB solid state drive for $140 from an online store. Does the Air need a special hard drive, or any generic one will do? And if any of you have a solid state drive what is your experience with it?

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