Reset to factory settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hingedshinobi, May 9, 2011.

  1. hingedshinobi macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007
    Hi guys,

    I've got a 2008 13" MacBook Pro that I'd like to reset to factory settings, or as near as.

    It came with Leopard and I upgraded to Snow Leopard, but I still have the Leopard restore discs.

    How would I go about resetting this to factory settings, is it possible to downgrade OS? Or, can I just do a wipe and install from the Snow Leopard disc, keeping iLife?

    Ta very much.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If you want to continue with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and also have the second grey Restore DVD from the Mac (where iLife resides), then just do a clean install from the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD and install iLife from the second grey Restore DVD.

    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, follow one of the following guides:
    Short version: Clean Install of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    Long version: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard: How to Erase and Install
  3. hingedshinobi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007

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