Uing the boot recovery on a MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrochester, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi all

    I need to restore my mid 2014 MBP retina using the network and download options when you first boot.

    Does this restore option restore the latest stable release available for the computer or does it restore the release that was pre-installed at the point of purchase?

    Many thanks

    M.
     
  2. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

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    It installs the exact same version that was initially installed, but you can update it to the current stable release before restoring any backups.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Just to clarify that answer:
    Booting to internet recovery (Option-Command-R) would offer to reinstall the system that originally shipped with your 2014 MBPro, Mavericks, and should give you version 10.9.5
    If the MBPro already was up-to-date with El Capitan, then you can boot to the recovery system on the internal drive (Command-R), which will offer to download El Capitan, latest version 10.11.6
    That will be your two recovery possibilities.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Using Internet recovery will get you the latest point version of the main OS X version that came from the factory. So in your case, it came from the factory with 10.9.4 and if you do Internet recovery today you will get the latest point version of 10.9 which is 10.9.5. So you will not need to update the OS point version after the install.
     

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