Restore Mac Pro

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by graley, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. graley macrumors regular

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    I have a Mac Pro, mid 2010, and I want to sell it.
    How do I convert it to the as delivered factory condition ?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Boot form the DVD come with your Mac Pro. Use the disk utility there to erase the HDD and install the stock OSX back.
     
  3. graley thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I forgot they were the days of systems on DVDs . I even just found the original DVD.
     
  4. graley thread starter macrumors regular

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    I notice the boot DVD is OS 10.6.4
    To be fair I think I should sell it with latest system.
    I wonder if it is possible to go from that old system to Yosemite ?.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I didn't try, but AFAIK, you can, just download the and run the installer from AppStore (download by another machine or upgrade to the latest Snow leopard).
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Update to Yosemite within the OS. Then hold Cmd+R on startup. This will boot into OS X Utilities.

    Open Disk Utility, wipe Macintosh HD. Go to 'Reinstall OS X'. Install to your newly-formatted Macintosh HD partition.

    Then it'll go through the first-time setup once it's all installed, and you can just turn it off from there. As soon as the user turns it on, it'll be the brand-new setup; latest OS too.

    Please quote this if you have any further queries or run into any problems.
     

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