Restoring takes hours

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Samuriajackon, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

    Samuriajackon

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    Inorder to reinstall OSX from the MacMini restore you have to download all 5GB's off the internet? I had my internet go down for 10 sec and it started over at 1GB left...what the hell man!:mad:
     
  2. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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    Bummer, best to save a copy when you finally get it dl'ed. Good luck!
     
  3. Samuriajackon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Samuriajackon

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    Natrually I use TimeMachine but I'm getting ready to sell it so I'm going back to Factory, only way I found that works is to Download off the Restore Disk, i tried burning a 10.7.2 disk from extracting the contents of a mac purchased update, but the MacMini wouldn't boot from an external USB drive, or maybe an older Version of Lion.
     
  4. Jeff Chen macrumors member

    Jeff Chen

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    You never have to actually burn a disc nowadays. Just restore the image onto any flash drive you have in hand and it should boot.
     

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