2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2013 6:21 PM by nbar
gdwash Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do i restore my macbook to factory settings?

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (289,635 points)

    Throw away any files which may contain sensitive data and securely empty the Trash.


    If it shipped with Mac OS X 10.6.8 or earlier, insert its original disk and restart the computer with the C key held down.

    If it shipped with Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, restart with the Command and R keys held down.


    Use the Disk Utility to erase the partition with Mac OS X installed, and then install a new OS onto it. If you used a disk and are going to sell or give away the computer, include the disk with it.



  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,980 points)

    What was the original operating system of your machine? What OS are you currently running?