Restore Mac book - recently upgraded to lion

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rupadhya, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. rupadhya macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2012
    Hi Gurus,

    I have a mac book and recently upgraded to lion. Want to give it to my niece, how can I restore it and re-install lion. I never got any CD's from apple when I purchased my mac book.

    TIA for your help.
  2. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    Hold option as the machine is rebooting.

    That should give you a list of partitions to boot from.
    Select the recovery hd.

    I believe that will walk you through a re-install of OSX.
  3. macdatadrive macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2011
    The city of Macintosh :)
    You can press option but the easiest thing is to press Command-R as you start up. Erase your hard-drive and then erase it. Then when it asks you to set it up just turn it off and leave it for your niece. Hope she enjoys her Mac! :)

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