question about factory reset

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SDH3BLK, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. SDH3BLK macrumors newbie

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    Selling my Early 2008 Macbook Pro and had a question about resetting it.

    I have a couple programs that give it a better selling value, is there a way to reset it back to factory while also keeping those programs on? I appreciate the help!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Your best bet is to wipe and reinstall your OS, then reinstall the apps. That way none of your data or settings remain.

    If you're on Snow Leopard or earlier:
    If you're on Lion or later:
     
  3. SDH3BLK thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! Thank you for the links! so what I read within the links ( I have mountain lion on my MacBook Pro) I don't need that disk the Mac came with? Because I'm pretty sure I lost it. :X
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No you don't. Macs have stopped shipping with install DVD's in 2011, every since Lion the OS creates a recovery partition for itself and can restore itself from there.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US).
     

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