Reset to factory settings without USB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Fontane, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

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    Just listed my Late-2010 for sale on Craigslist. I'm out of town for the holiday and in a major city where Craigslist is actually useful (CL is no good for the small city I live in). However, listing my MBA on CL was a spur of the moment decision and my USB key with the OS is at home (three hours away).

    I bought the machine with Snow Leopard, have since upgraded to Lion, but understand that I cannot transfer that Lion license...so I'd like to reset to Snow Leopard.

    Is there a way to reset my machine to factory settings without the USB or should I pull my listing on CL?
     
  2. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    You cannot reset back to Snow Leopard without a Snow Leopard install CD or USB drive.
     
  3. majkom macrumors 65816

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    do not care about that, even with SL DVD you won't be able to get rid of hidden partition with Lion recovery tool - so new user will be able to reinstall lion if he wish... I believe apple does not care, nor should you...
     
  4. Fontane thread starter macrumors regular

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    But wouldn't the Lion registration be in my name and linked to my Apple store account?
     
  5. majkom macrumors 65816

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    How that could be? you boot in restore mode and i believe there is no way apple is checking apple id
     

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