re-image

Evergreen52

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 20, 2007
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I am new to Mac I have always been a PC user so here I go with my first dumb question. What happens when you re image a MacBook, is it like formatting will I loose everything I have installed?:confused:
 

pkoch1

macrumors 6502a
Oct 3, 2007
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Boston
You'll be back to how your computer came from the store, unless you are reimaging it from a disk image you made with all your programs on it.
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
What do you mean by re image?

If you actually image the disk -- i.e. overwrite it from a disk image*/ clone, of course you'll lose everything.

If you are re-installing the OS, you have several options, ranging from keeping the existing user directory and apps to formatting and deleting everything. Go look at the Guides section of MR to see more.
 
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