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Restoring back to Mac OSx Lion?


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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).

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More info here:

OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery

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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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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!
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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.

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