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How Do I restore my macbook pro to factory settings

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    Jeffrey Groves Feb 11, 2012

    It depends on the model Macbook Pro that you have.  Did you Macbook Pro originally come with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion or some other version of OS X?

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Hi Sheila
Assuming you have the installation disk(s) that came with your MacBook it's very straightforward.Insert the Disk then restart the computere while holding down the letter C. After a short while you will get a panel asking which language you want to use, choose and then continue. Foillow through with the continues until you get to the panel that shows the desination disk for the install. Click on it - it may have a yellow warning triangle. then at the bottom lefy of the same panel you will see a button marked 'OPTIONS'. Click it and a new panel will open offereing different types of install. Choose the option that says 'erase and install'. This will wipe the HD and reinstall your software back to factory settings.
If you only had one disk then the job is complete. If you had 2, then the second will install all the other software that is not part of the basic system.

Posted on Feb 11, 2012

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To start, make sure that all of your files are backed up elsewhere. When you revert your MacBook Pro back to factory settings, you will also be wiping out all of the data on your hard drive. If there is anything you want to keep, take the time to move it all onto an external hard drive.

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Once your files are backed up, shut down your MacBook Pro. Plug it into the AC adapter, and then boot it back up. Finally, press and hold “Command-R” (the “Command” and “R” keys at the same time) to start the restore process. Hold these keys until the Apple logo appears on the screen, and then release them. You will be taken to an alternative boot screen with a “Mac OS X Utilities” menu.

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