How to reset Mac Mini to default/factory settings?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Cam493, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Cam493 macrumors member

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    I have a mid-2011 Mac Mini and I'm looking to sell it. How would I go about wiping the HDD and restoring it?
     
  2. Dduval macrumors regular

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    By holding down Command-R during startup, Lion automatically boots from its recovery partition rather than its primary day-to-day partition.

    The recovery partition allows you to run Disk Utility, to erase your primary drive, re-install a fresh copy of Lion.
     
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

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    Isn't this so much easier then apple providing us with a $5 usb stick with mountain lion...errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
     

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