help restoring a mac

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  1. corr0126
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    so my step dad gave my mom his 13 mac book pro, and he left a bunch programs that she doesn't need, so I attempted to restore the computer, and after an hour or so the laptop finished restoring, so I check out the laptop nothing got restored, its still the same way it was left before nothing changed, I tried again and nothing happened same thing again, what should I do??
     
  2. corr0126
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    anyone?
     
  3. Thoob

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    Install Windows on it.
     
  4. fishykipper

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    evening, has the mac been supplied with both the official restore disks?
    if so, pop 'CD/DVD1' into your computer and restart...

    Now, hold 'C' as the comp restarts/boots and it will boot from the CD/DVD.

    if my memory serves me correctly, select your language, then options....'Destination window',
    then choose 'Erase and Install' and click continue....Chose your required Install package 'Basic'?.


    then just sit back and relax, it'll format the HD and install a fresh copy, might take an hour, depending on the mac speed.


    *Please backup and files you want to keep, because they'll be deleted obviously*

    drop us a reply if you've got a problem?
     
  5. Takeshi

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    I'm guessing you started your MBP from the OS X cd and just installed it?! Did you format the HDD before installing?


    Erm ... yeah, gtfo.


    edit: got ninja'ed by fishykipper [​IMG]
     
  6. corr0126
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    no did not format it
     
  7. Takeshi

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    You should, because otherwise it just installs the OS and leaves everything else on the HDD, which is the reason why the programs are still there.

    As said before: make sure you backup anything you want to keep first

    Then just start up the MBP with the OS X cd and select your language and after that 'Utilities' from the Menu and then 'Drive Utility' (if it's not called exactly like this, it's because I have a German OS). Select your HDD and select the 'Erase' tab; leave it on 'Mac OS Extended Journaled' and click the 'Erase' button. Afterwards quit the 'Drive Utility' app and install OS X.
     
  8. ThatDudeWithTheFood

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    So you don't want to keep the apps?
    If you don't follow fishykipper.
    If you do follow fishykipper but check the box that says keep documents and apps.
     
  9. Slyakin

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    The Mac Book should come with an Install disk and an Application disk... right?

    Unless your step-dad didn't give them to your mom. :/