Insert the disc into the optical drive and restart the computer. Shout-Out to Allison Sheridan of the for reminding me of the secure erase option. Boot the computer using the Snow Leopard Installer Disc. If, on the other hand, you accidentally delete a file and it's not in your backup, you can restore it. The first choice will keep your personal files, and is good for generally refreshing settings and removing installed apps. Again, use Disk Utility to fully partition the internal boot drive, and then quit Disk Utility.
Therefore, to get the complete process hassle free, you will need to have an active Internet connection during the complete procedure. This should open the Utilities pane, where you can make various important and potentially dangerous changes. If the fonts or icons on the screen are blurred, a hard reset is the right solution. Part of this includes deauthorizing your computer in iTunes, which will remove any personalized login information. No it won't remove the updates, but updates are usually good.
We will share these points here, and we will also share the steps involved in correctly hard resetting an existing device to factory settings. The most common is when using a service such as eBay or Craigslist. For a full reset, choose the latter option. I also have a lot of music and photos, and am thinking of starting a blog. Before you perform a hard reset, we recommend you to keep in mind a couple of important points.
From here you can connect to internet even with wifi, access the disk utility and restore your system directly from Apple servers over the internet! Click Get Started to kick off the process. Finally if your Mac is running properly but you just want to restore, apple allow you to make your own recovery system. To do this, ensure you have an for use with Internet Recovery, and then reboot with the Option-Command-R keys held to force loading to Internet Recovery. For booting to the recovery system, using a windows keyboard, you should correctly choose Windows+r, as the equivalent to Command+r on an Apple keyboard. Just hold the power button to shut off the system and the Mac will be ready for the new owners, to be brought back to the same screen when they turn it on. To make the break up between you an your Mac as clean as possible, here are some key services you need to disable. It not clear by reading the articles if I will need a start up disk or not.
The process of restoring the computer consists of four steps. Cheers Dan Click to expand. You may have to click through a few confirmations before the installation is ready to begin. Any idea of where I went wrong? If it's Snow Leopard or earlier then you need the discs. Looking for more Apple-centric tutorials?. We are reddit's community of Mac users, enthusiasts, and experts.
Since Apple keeps all the factory setting data on its own servers, your computer will need to be connected to the internet in order to proceed. The following steps will help you wipe the entire drive, and reinstall the operating system. Follow the on-screen directions to proceed with the installation. Please note that if you had a heavy crash disk or if want to change your system disk, the Recovery system is not available. Move the mouse pointer over the names of the devices. From late-night side-hustle sessions, to schlepping around the county to conferences and events, she has been my gadget of choice for getting stuff done.
I would like to format and reinstall everything. For example, you would want to make sure that your iTunes account does not stay logged in on your Mac or the AirPlay authorization that you have activated previously to be disabled before parting with your machine. With a laptop, pick this latter option. You might also enjoy: General Computers Devices , ,. Release the key when you see a small spinning gear appear below the dark gray Apple logo. Mac computer with an Intel processor 2.
When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. Also, data deleted due to the factory reset is recoverable using the help of Stellar Data Recovery Professional. Disable Online Accounts Make sure that all the services that connect to your system are disabled. It will launch the recovery system.