Can someone tell me how to format reinstall 10.8

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jason Garza, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Jason Garza, Mar 10, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2013

    Jason Garza macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    I am going to be selling my iMac to night that is currently running 10.8 ( yes I bought it from the App Store ) My questions are how do I do a fresh install without a disk and is it transferable to a new owner, since I bought it with my apple id ( meaning will he need my apple Id to get updates ) I searched first, but only could find results on new installs. Thanks
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Hold Command-R at start up or hold the Option key at startup (until you see boot screen) and choose recovery.
    Both option will get you into recovery where you can do a clean install of OS X, but, be aware, it's a 4-5 GB download.
  3. Jason Garza thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012

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