There comes a time when a man has to accept there are other things in this world and as with anyone working in an IT background such as myself I naturally geared towards Microsoft way of things and more specifically Windows for any corporate environment.
However I’ve been lately tempted to experiment with the Apple side of things, more specifically their desktop OS, with Mountain Lion and with their recent changes to make their desktop OS’s more corporate friendly I said to myself “why not give it a try” and I have to say I am quite impressed thus far (although it has only been a mere couple of weeks).
Given the amount of tinkering and configuring that I am doing with a shiny new MacBook Air, there has been a couple of occasions where I needed to just to a restore on the operating system and we all know you normally do not get any bundled disks with a MacBook and so I wondered how would go about restoring and here is how to do it:
How to Restore MacBook to Factory Settings
- Start Computer up, holding OPTION key
- You should now see two hard drive icons, select the one labelled “Recovery”
- Select your language
- Click on Disc Utility
- Click on Macintosh HD
- Select the “Erase” tab
- Erase the Disc
- Now go back to OSX Utilities – Select “Reinstall OSX”
The recovery setup should be smart enough to download the latest licensed Operating System for your computer (in my case it was Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
- Reinstall to Macintosh HD
And there you have it, I have to say quite user friendly and fairly quick too, obviously depending on your internet connection.
Along the way, I will be providing a few more Mac tips and some minor annoyances I’ve come across and their fixes in the coming posts, stay tuned.