Reset macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elf69, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. elf69 macrumors 68000

    elf69

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    I'm trying to reset my 17" macbook pro.

    I held command and R on boot and it downloaded from web and took couple hours to complete.

    But when it finished it rebooted and asked for my login password and everything still there.

    It did not reset.

    Did I do it wrong?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    You missed a step. Once you command-r boot into recovery, you need to use Disk Utility to erase the disk to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Then quit Disk Util and install. That will give you a fresh OS install with nothing else on there.
     
  3. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    ya. disk utility i pretty much required for a fresh install.
     
  4. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68000

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