Restoring takes hours

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

  1. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    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

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    Bummer, best to save a copy when you finally get it dl'ed. Good luck!
  3. Samuriajackon thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    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

    Jun 16, 2009
    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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