Im setting out to my hometown for 5 days and all of my stuff are on my iMac. I dont know, how to copy all settings ,etc from iMac straight to the Macbook Pro. As far as I think, the only way is first to reset the Macbook Pro. Take a Time Machine backup from the iMac. And then restore the copy to the Macbook Pro. Is that the only way left for me? And how do we factory reset the macbook pro, so everything gets deleted and becomes new and ready for a new Tim Machine restore.
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.
Info: MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2), i only have one computer account
I would like to wipe my MacBook Core 2 Duo, currently running 10.5.8¬†I just recieved the Snow Leopard 10.6 disk, before I upgrade, I want to wipe this laptop completely as if it were new.¬† Will this be an option during the install of 10.6 or do I have to go about it another way?¬† Here is the catch, I recently moved, and misplaced the CD's the MacBook originally came with.¬† So all I have is the computer and the Snow Leopard 10.6 cd.¬†
i have tried everything, erasin, restoring, everything.. and i dont understand that much about computers too..so how do i reset everything to its factory settings by using the safe mode terminal? please can someone show me the step by step. in need of help really..
I have the latest imac and I was wondering how to reset to factory settings, was it suppose to come with a DVD? If I need the DVD where would I go to get one ? The closest apple store is over three hours away.
I have a 27"imac which is 3 months old, purchased new from an Apple store.¬† I have purchased a 15" macbook pro as well.¬† The imac is not being used so I want to reset it back to factory settings wipe all personal and keychain data so I can sell it.
I recently moved to a new place. At my old apartment I had my express plugged in, never constantly unplugged it or anything and it worked fine.
I move into my new place and now my express wont work. I did a factory reset, holding the reset while plugging it in, reconfigured it to extend my network as I use it to connect to xbox live.
Everything will work for about 2-3 minutes and have internet until the light goes solid yellow. It wont show up in the airport utility or anything. I look at it and it is shutoff while plugged in. No blinking light, no solid light just nothing.
I cant find any information on any other resets and I assumed factory was way to go after it wasnt working the first time.
I have NO idea what to do now. I assume its dead completely unless there is something im doing wrong.
I have had it for a little over a year. Not exactly sure when i bought it. I think I am within a month of the warranty expiring. This sucks. I dont have my proof of purchase or anything. But I am positive I bought it around this time.t does the normal start-up by blinking green then solid yellow while starting then it resets, "starts up" one more time then shuts off completely.
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?
Just bought my MBP(late 2011 model) from a friend of mine and it is now registered under my apple id. I am trying to reset it to factory default but it prompts a message 'This apple ID has not purchased lion' when installing lion. Any idea how to resolve this?
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7), factory default setting
I have just bought a new MacBook Pro. When I got it I connected my time machine to remove my photos and music. My question is how do I restore my mac to its original settings, because there is too many things I don't want on it from my time machine? And my laptop did not come with the Lion installer disc. What should i do?
Im trying to restore my MBP to factory settings but when I restart the language setting wont appear, and when i hold option the install disk shows up but i click the install disk and still nothing, it boots normally how can i fix this?
I have an original (2007) MacBook Pro that I want to sell.Before I sell it, I'd like to erase everything that I have in the MBP and restore it to factory settings.¬†I don't have my Leopard discs, they are in storage.¬†
Info: MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.6), 2.16GHz, 2G Ram, 120GB Serial ATA Drive, 2-GRaids FW800s, FCP6
I just bought a used MacBook. I have a IMac desktop. I have all the disk that came with that. I want to completely restore the MacBook to factory settings. I have done a format many times on a PC but never a Mac.
I'm new to owning a macbook still don't know how everything works with it I just pretty much know the basics and what I need to know to get by, but I had downloaded some programs that I plain just want and would just like to wipe the computer out and start on a fresh new start. I bought this computer out of the apple store on my mall I have two CDs and am just really confused on how to put this laptop back to it's factory settings
When I try to reset my Macbook Pro 13" to factory default setting, using the original Mac OS X install DVD, system did not allow me and prompted "You can't use this version of the application install Mac OS X with this version of Mac OS X.". What does it mean? What should I do to rest my Macbook Pro?
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Using the original Mac OS X Install
I am trying to restore my MacBook Pro to its Factory Settings.All data was erased and tried to reinstall the Lion.¬†When my apple ID and password were entered.The following message came out:¬†"This Apple ID has not yet been used in iTune Store"¬†I was not allowed to reinstall the Lion.¬†Yes I did not buy anything in the iTune Store.how can I reinstall the Lion.¬†
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.
I've restarted my computer to factory settings, but for wahtever reason, it has been stuck on the blue screen (similar to what you see when you turn on a mac) and refuses to go beyond that. Does anybody know why this mite be happening??? did i do something to mess it up??? (earlier i restarted it when it first hit the blue screen because i thought it froze or something). Is there something i can do to fix this problem?
A friend of mine wants to restore his Macbook Pro running SL but he doesn't have any disk anymore. I don't have any disk either but I was able to do a clean install by using Internet Lion Recovery aand an external hard drive.
Im selling my macbook pro and am trying to restore it to factory settings. I have inserted the "install disc" many times. However, my laptop is never able to start up. It alternates between a black and grey (no apple or wheel) screen. I've tried holding down the "C" key while rebooting..that didnt work. I've tried clicking restart when it instructs me to...that didnt work I've tried going to system preferences --> startup disk --> clicking the install drive and it still didnt work. What can I do? My mac can start up and work perfectly fine without the disk, its just that i need to restore it to factory settings.