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macrumors 6502
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Jul 29, 2014
Can someone please explain what it means when someone says "when I purchased the laptop the first thing I did before setting it up was an internet recovery wipe and reinstall of the MacOS"

I just received my brand new MBP today... Could someone please tell me how to do an internet recovery wipe and reinstall of the MacOS?

Thank you very much!
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2018
That might have been my comment on a post, because that’s what I do.

Shut down the laptop, press and hold Command+Option+R and boot into internet recovery mode.

Use disk utility to wipe the drive, and then reinstall Mac OSX onto the freshly formatted drive.

I find it to be the only acceptable method of setting up a brand-new computer. Maybe it was time working in the government, but I wouldn’t trust the software image installed on a computer straight from China.

I’ll take the one straight from Apple’s servers and get finagled the normal way.
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