Format MBP/ OSX without USB stick?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by MBX, May 5, 2014.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Hi there

    What is the keyboard command when booting the mac so you can format the MBP?

    I'd like to erase everything and re-install Mavericks from scratch, however I don't have the USB stick. Should be possible to do so without it, right?

    Thanks
     
  2. ABC5S Suspended

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    CMD R This will boot to the local recovery HD partition on the drive, and reinstall whatever version is now on there.

    CMD+Opt+ R will bypass all that, and pull down the recovery utility from the internet, and reinstall whatever version your computer came with (i.e. oldest version it came with)
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great thanks
     
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    n.b: all you have to do is format "Macintosh HD" or whatever you called your boot partition. You do not have to try and erase the entire drive from beginning to end.

    A.
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    ...Assuming that the MacBook Pro is listed in this article or more recent than those
     

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