Selling my 2013 Air, how to factory reset?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by solsearchin, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. solsearchin macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    Can someone help me out? Do I do the CMD + R then erase the full harddrive? What happens after that? That's what I can't figure out. I'm not sure if I need to load mavericks on a USB or if it reloads the system itself, any help would be appreciated.
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    Usually it's like this erase the partition > reinstall OS X (from the cmd + R menu)

    It's how I've done it
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Give this a look.

    Just command-r boot to recovery and erase Macintosh HD with Disk Util then quit Disk Util and click reinstall OS X. When the install is done you will get a setup screen. When that happens just power down and you are done.
  4. solsearchin thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    Thanks! That was the most helpful. I tried google but kept getting mixed answers. Cheers


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