7763 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 22, 2009 8:58 AM by varjak paw
how do I actually restore the original factory settings on my macbook?
You boot from the Mac OS X installation disk that came with your system, or the latest retail disk you have if you've purchased a new version of Mac OS X since your system shipped, erase the hard drive (how you do this will depend on what version of Mac OS X you use), and then reinstall Mac OS X.
copy my whole Mac Hardrive onto my external hardrive, restore my mac to its original factory settings and then copy the hardrive back onto my mac from my external.
No. If you really did copy the entire hard drive, all you'd be doing would be putting all the old files and settings right back again.
Before you go to all this trouble, I'd suggest you post what actual problems you're having that leads you believe this necessary, and see what suggestions people have for resolving them. There may well be solutions to clear these up short of a complete OS reinstallation, something which is only rarely necessary.
Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer