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Old Oct 11, 2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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How do i reset my Mac without a disk

I want to make my mac just like how i bought it. how can i do this without the install disk.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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Are you running Lion,Snow Leopard or Leopard?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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Are you running Lion,Snow Leopard or Leopard?
i think snow leapard
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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Then you can't do that. What exact Mac do you have? And when did you buy it?


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Old Oct 11, 2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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Build 10k549
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i bought this i think 4 years ago or less
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In that case, you can get the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD for 29 USD and use that for a clean install* or download Lion for 29USD, but not install it and create a bootable installer of that Lion download**.

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To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:
Short version: Clean Install of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Long version: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard: How to Erase and Install
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Make An OS X Lion Boot Disc
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^ What he said. I was just going to post this.
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 03:22 PM   #8
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but is there any way to do it without a disk
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 03:40 PM   #9
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but is there any way to do it without a disk
As stated in post #4...

Nope. You'll need startup media of some kind. Either an OS X CD or a bootable thumb drive (which you'll need a disc to create).
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but is there any way to do it without a disk
Legally, no. We don't discuss illegal methods here.
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