Restore my MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dragonev, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. dragonev macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys,
    The problem is as follows: I decided to sell my current MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and because of this I need to fully restore it. When I got it, I had Snow Leopard, since then I have already upgraded twice (first to Lion, than to Mountain Lion). Of course, I lost my original CD somewhere. So the question is, how can I perform the restore and whether I can just restore to original Mountain Lion (which is possible through wi-fi restore option built-in the OS).

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    You can order replacement discs for your model by calling Apple (800-767-2775 in the US).
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Although technically it would be violating the EULA for Mountain Lion for you to sell the machine with it on there... there is really nothing stopping you. Just do a command-r boot to the Mountain Lion Recovery HD partition and start Disk Utility then erase Macintosh HD. Then go ahead with the ML install. This will give you a new, clean install of ML.

    Aside from the EULA issue, the downside to this is if the new buyer ever needs to do a fresh install they will not have your AppleID to redownload Mountain Lion. They also will not have the iLife apps on there.
     

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