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    System Restore With Usb Flash Drive?

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    System Restore With Usb Flash Drive?
    My super drive is broken, is there anyway to perform a system restore using a usb flash drive or something else??

    Thanks

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    System Restore With Usb Flash Drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by avecpulp View Post
    My super drive is broken, is there anyway to perform a system restore using a usb flash drive or something else??

    Thanks
    You could use an external CD/DVD drive...or a 2nd computer in target disk mode.

    I'm not sure about the flash drive...but even if it did work...how would you get the info on it if your Superdrive is broken?

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick

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    System Restore With Usb Flash Drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by avecpulp View Post
    My super drive is broken, is there anyway to perform a system restore using a usb flash drive or something else??
    Use an external CD\DVD drive as pigoo advised you. Since your MBP is an Intel machine you can go with USB or Firewire. Target disk mode will also work (firewire to firewire). A flash drive is not going to work nor is it practical to use.

    Regards.

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