1. mpgo4th's Avatar
    I have a new macbook pro that I am returning. Last night I did the power up holding the options key. I went into recovery and wiped the os. Then I loaded a new copy to retore it to factory.Once done it boots up to the restore home screen only. How do I make it boot up like it should to the original os screen like out of the box?
    02-28-2013 08:18 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Lion and Mountain Lion (if pre-installed on the computer at purchase*)

    Note: You will need an active Internet connection. I suggest using Ethernet if possible because
    it is three times faster than wireless.

    1. Restart the computer while holding down the COMMAND and R keys until the Mac OS X
    Utilities window appears.
    2. Select Disk Utility from the Mac OS X Utilities window and click on the Continue button.
    3. After DU loads select your startup volume (usually Macintosh HD) from the left side list. Click
    on the Erase tab in the DU main window.
    4. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Optionally, click on the Security button
    and set the Zero Data option to one-pass.
    5. Click on the Erase button and wait until the process has completed.
    6. Quit DU and return to the Mac OS X Utilities window.
    7. Select Reinstall Lion/Mountain Lion and click on the Install button.
    8. Upon completion shutdown the computer.

    These instructions can be found HERE.
    Alli likes this.
    02-28-2013 10:50 AM

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