Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Factory reset your Mac Lion

This is something I have just done today.  Reset my Mac to factory default then restore the data from TimeMachine on my NAS.

1. Restart the Mac then press command-R, until you see the Apple logo
2. The Recovery HD will start up, you will see "Mac OS X Utilities"
3. Choose "Disk Utility", the erase your partition with data that you don't want
4. Choose Reinstall Mac OS X Lion, make sure you have either wired or wireless network connected
5. Restore from Mac OS X after Lion is installed, either from the initialization wizard or migration assistant after install

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