Selling my 2013 Air, how to factory reset?

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

  1. solsearchin macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

     

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