1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 23, 2011 10:54 AM by ds store
patwei91 Level 1 (0 points)


how can I reset my MacBook Pro without the DVD?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • ds store Level 7 (30,325 points)

    First remove your files by backing up a copy to a external drive.


    Then reboot holding the Command and R keys to enter Lion Recovery Partition, your going to need a Internet connection, Ethernet cable is preferred and easier than Wifi.


    If you just need to reinstall OS X Lion you can, your files and most programs should be fine, if you want to wipe the OS X Lion then select Disk Utility and format the OS X partition HFS+ Journaled and click erase, (with security option zero, 7 pass etc for completely overwriting all data)


    Once that's completed quit Disk Utility and reinstall OS X Lion, it will have to be downloaded from the Internet so a good strong fast connection and some time to wait is required.


    Later on you might want to consider cloning OS X using Carbon Copy Cloner or making Lion boot DVD's, or buying the Apple Lion USB installer for $69 or so.


    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20080989-263/how-to-create-an-os-x-lion-ins tallation-disc/