Resetting to factory + File Vault

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bushido, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    I am a bored student on vacation (first world problem I know) and I was thinking of using the time I got to reset my late 2012 RMBP to factory because I think doing a clean install wouldn't be a bad idea after all these years. I got a time machine backup in case anything goes wrong btw.

    I am already running the latest Yosemite so I guess I could just reboot cmd + r and format my start volume to journal and than use Internet recovery to reinstall Yosemite correct? now I was wondering, do I have to disable File Vault first. will it cause any problems formatting etc?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you delete/recreate the Macintosh HD, and reformat it, then you don't have to worry about FileVault. I think Filevault will be wiped out if you do the straight reformat, but I know for sure removing the partition will do it.

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