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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by PeteC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:48 pm

I've never had to do it but there is a lot on-line, including You Tube tutorials. Below is one link that seems straightforward. You'll have to download an up to date ops system though once all is erased and for that you may need some kind of identity registered with Apple. Not sure......

http://osxdaily.com/howto-reset-mac-to- ... -settings/
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Post by buksida » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:01 am

Cheers, doesn't look too bad - will give it a go.
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Post by J.J.B. » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:35 pm

It’s relatively easy to do depending on the age and model of the machine. All MBPs from the last five years or so should have a partition on the HDD reserved for the OS that you can reinstall. As with a PC, you can reinstall this at any time without deleting all of the user data or you can format the main partition and start again.

The secrets of all this can be found within the Disk Utility app, found within the Utilities folder. This will tell you whether you have the security partition or not. If you don’t have it, you can download the full OS here https://support.apple.com/downloads/macos to put on a USB stick. When you start-up the Mac there will be a key combination to press to get it into the install state and that’s where the USB stick comes in. Make sure you get the correct OS for your hardware as not all older Macs can run the newer OSs.

When you reinstall the OS there will be nagware asking you for an Apple ID to setup iCloud etc. but you can skip or ignore these requests. Clearly as a confirmed Macophobe this will annoy you so be prepared!

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Post by buksida » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:20 pm

CHeers, I was just going to launch it as I hate the things, but it seems to be functioning ok so maybe the kids may have use for it.
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Post by Ginjaninja » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:23 am

one for debate:
is anyone contemplating buying the iPhone 10?
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Post by PeteC » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:48 am

^ I think the new one is IPhone 8, isn't it?
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Post by Ginjaninja » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:50 am

yes available now but the 10 (X) is coming next month I believe...

https://www.apple.com/iphone/

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Post by PeteC » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:24 am

I wonder why they're skipping 9? That would sell like hotcakes here with that model number. Pete :cheers:
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Post by hhinner » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:15 am

PeteC wrote:I wonder why they're skipping 9? That would sell like hotcakes here with that model number. Pete :cheers:
Are they skipping 9? Isn't the X a 10 year anniversary special?

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Post by J.J.B. » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:56 pm

Ginjaninja wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:23 am
one for debate:
is anyone contemplating buying the iPhone 10?
My iPhone 5 is reaching the end of its life after a particularly rainy run one morning... maybe looking for a replacement...
GN.
I have a 7+ and find it very suitable for my requirements. It is water resistant so would’t be bothered by any rainy morning runs. I don’t see any real benefit of moving to an 8, it’s really only a speed bump, and the X is just a case study in marketing fluff and Apple hype. I would recommend a 7 or 7+ as they have Touch ID, Apple Pay (NFC) and decent cameras, plus the price will come down once the X is their premier offering. Being Apple, though, the price won’t tumble...
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