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    Restoring back to Mac OSx Lion?
    Hi, i recently converted to Window 8 developers version on my Macbook pro, The problem is, I wish to convert it back to Mac OSx Lion, but i don't know how to do that considering Apple doesn't have recovery disc for their Macbooks anymore, Help?

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    Turn the machine off, turn it back on and press and hold Command+R. Wait until the Recovery menu pops up. You can then reinstall from there (assuming your hidden recovery partition wasn't wiped by Windows - it shouldn't have been).
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I tired that method, and it made my start up froze on the 'Window 8' starting up screen... i started pressing from the moment my computer restarted, the window 8 disc i used to install possibly wiped out the recovery... Any other method i can use?

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    Do a PRAM reset first, and then go ahead and try again. See this Apple KB article: LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Do a PRAM reset first, and then go ahead and try again. See this Apple KB article: LINK

    Thanks! I just had to reset the PRAM, and everything was fixed!
    Thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandator View Post
    Thanks! I just had to reset the PRAM, and everything was fixed!
    Thank you so much
    Also... if you like to experiment with different operating systems, I would HIGHLY recommend buying virtualization product like VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop or VirtualBox. This will allow you to non-destructively install just about any OS you want, without ever needing to modify your system partition.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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