How to Set a MacBook to Factory Reset Without Disks

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Setting a MacBook to factory reset without disks is something that you need to do by going through the boot sequence. Set a MacBook to factory reset without disks with help from a technology strategist and cloud expert for small-to-medium businesses in this free video clip.

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Hey, this is Charles Henson with Nashville Computer. In this video, I'm going to show you how reset your MacBook Pro back to factory settings. So, the first what we'll want to do is, go ahead and power on the MacPro Book Pro and we'll want to press Command And R. And we'll want to keep these keys pressed in through the boot sequence. What that's going to do is, it's going to allow for the restore boot loader to load. So, I want to caution you that you want to make sure that you have your data backed up prior to doing this. Because this will completely erase everything on the MacPro Book Pro. So, once it boots up to the Mac Os X utilities, then what you'll want to choose is to reinstall the Mac OS X software. Once you select that, the other option here is restore from Time Machine. So that if you have backed up your data, you'll be able to restore from here as well. So, we'll choose on reinstall Mac OS X and we'll check continue. And on the next prompt, it's going to say, are you sure that you want to continue? And we're going to say, yes and go ahead and continue onto the installation. This process, be sure that you have your power plugged up to this unit before proceeding with this. Because it may take anywhere from five minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the operating system that's being pre-installed on this device. Again, the reason you might want to do this is maybe you're getting rid of this device, or maybe you're donating it to a school or something. You just don't want your important information on this device. This is a good way to set it back to factory settings.


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