Restoring iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chattahoochee, May 1, 2015.

  1. chattahoochee macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have an old iMac, 2006, it had Tiger OS, it has been upgraded to Lion. If I use: Command "R" for restore does it go back to Tiger or stay with Lion ?
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    If the computer has Lion or later installed, when you restart and hold down Command + R it will boot into the Recovery Partition. Please read up on Apple says about the Recovery Partition in:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    It sounds like you are asking about Internet Recovery, where you boot to Apple's servers to install some version of OS X.
    Your 2006 iMac won't support that. Oldest Macs that support that are some 2010 Mac models.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It will stay with Lion.
     

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