How to Erase and Restore rMPB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EricSjos, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. EricSjos macrumors member

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    So I just sold my rMPB and I need to erase all my files and restore it to factory settings.

    Is it possible to erase everything and then load it with a fresh version of ML?

    How do I go about doing this? Also I do not have a CD drive because the rMPB doesn't have one, obviously.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    I disk utility there are options for erasing and restoring the drives.
     
  3. EricSjos thread starter macrumors member

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    And that will erase all my data and make it safe for selling?
     
  4. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    In Disk Utility there are multiple options with different levels of security for you to choose. Pick the one you think you need, but yes, once you erase and restore, that should make it safe for selling.
     
  5. EricSjos thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, thanks for the help. Was just worried if I did something like that, it would ask me to insert a CD to re install the OS.
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Secure erase does not work with a SSD from disk utility.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3680
     

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