Is it possible to make a recovery disc for 15" Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arbj, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. arbj macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 15" Late 2011 Macbook Pro 8.2 , OS: Mac OSX Ver 10.7.5

    I do not have any recovery discs or operating system discs, so If I want to reinstall the operating system how can I do this ??

    Usually in Windows there is a recovery disc that does this.

    Also I would like to reset the system to the default factory settings (erase hard disk etc.), how can I do this ???

    thanks
    a
     
  2. Macman45, Feb 21, 2013
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    Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You can use internet recovery on your Mac by holding down the R key on boot up, you can also make a bootable USB disk using disk creator, but you best bet is to use Time Machine and an external HDD for backups


    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39701/lion-diskmaker
     
  3. arbj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re:

    Thanks for the reply...

    I am more keen on recovering operating system, I don't mind if the applications are not recovered as I use very few applications for my work As for the data files i backup them up to an external hard disk anyway..

    thanks
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  4. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I prefer thumb drive - but you can also make a bootable DVD.
     

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