How to System Restore a Macbook

Most Apple Macbook laptop computers work flawlessly from a single Mac OS X installation. However, if the computer is running slowly or acting strange, you may choose to reinstall the operating system. Each Macbook comes with a Mac OS X Restore DVD. Simply insert this disc into the computer to begin the restore process.

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Like all Macbooks, you can system-restore the MacBook Air when you encounter operating system problems.

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Open the DVD-ROM tray on your Macbook computer.

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Insert the Mac OS X Restore DVD in the tray and gently close it.

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Click "DVD" icon from your desktop if the Mac OS X Installer program does not automatically load.

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Select the disk volume on which you want to install the Mac OS X software. Eligible disk volumes appear with a green arrow icon. If you have multiple hard drives, select the drive on which the Mac OS X was originally installed.

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Select "Options" if you want to install Mac OS X in a different manner. Available options include "Install Mac OS X," "Archive and Install" and "Erase and Install." The third option will erase available media from the hard drive and install a fresh copy of the operating system on the disk. Click the "Continue" button.

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Select "Basic Install" and click the "Install" button. Wait until the installation is complete. When the process is finished, your Apple Macbook computer will have a fresh install of the Mac OS X factory settings.