Internet Recovery is a feature of OS X that allows the user to boot directly from Apple's servers. It checks the computer's memory and hard drive, then allows a reinstall of OS X. This feature was first introduced with OS X Lion in the summer of 2011.

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Will 'Internet Recovery' necessarily erase my hard drive?

My Mac is booting to the 'question mark' folder. I option-booted to 'Internet Recovery'. Before I proceed, I would like to know: Will 'Internet Recovery' necessarily erase my hard drive? Can anyone ...
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Does registered icloud account PREDOMINATE over accounts that have device listed?

To a 2011 MacBook Air that I purchased off of ebay I have performed the following actions to prevent issues relating to the seller locking/tracking me in the future through icloud: Deleted all ...
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Find My Mac and Internet Recovery

So after a long unsuccessful day trying to find OS X Lion 10.7 build 11a2063 (let me know if you have the dmg!) with the intent of reinstalling OS X on my MacBook Air, currently without an Operating ...
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How do I boot into Internet Recovery on a iMac?

i have this problem i tap on COMMAND+OPTION+R and I want to boot into Internet Recovery on a iMac and for some reason it just continues the screen and boots onto OS X Utilities. Someone help me?
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How do I restart Internet Recovery on Macbook Air

Recently I've used Internet Recovery to recover OSX and connected to a certain Wifi hotspot to do so. The recover could not finish, and I had to stop the recovery. Now whenever I try to start up ...
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Where are Internet Recovery system files stored?

I have just erased all data on my MacBook Air hard drive and reinstalled OS X using Internet Recovery. As you already know, recent Mac computers have Internet Recovery system which enables users to ...
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Install Latest OS X version with Internet Recovery

This is on a 2012 MacBook Air. I just used Disk Utility and erased the SSD, booted into Internet Recovery, connected to the network and let it do its thing. Its prompting me to install Lion. From ...
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Selling a MacBook Pro with preinstalled OSX and transferring the license

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 and have since upgraded all the way to Mavericks. I am now selling the device and the online restore option requests my apple ID. Using that, I've installed a clean ...
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Recovery Partition on Mac Mini with RAID 1

Earlier this week, my Mac Mini OS crapped out on me. So I decided to upgrade the memory to 16GB and purchased the dual drive kit. I am running 2x 750GB in RAID 1. I know Internet Recovery only ...
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Internet Recovery loads ML instead of Mavericks

Had to recover my computer using Internet Recovery. For some reason it installed Mountain Lion instead of the Mavericks OS I previously had. How did this happen?
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OS X Not Booting into Internet Recovery

I own a iMac 2007 (Mid). I've realised that whenever i try to boot onto internet recovery, it doesn't. It boots onto OS X Utilities. I wiped my drive to re-install OS X but i currently don't have a ...
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How to reformat/install new SSD on MBP late2010 using OS X Internet Recovery

I had been saving some money to buy an SSD and finally I did. My old HDDs motor shut down so I had to replace it. I put it in the macbook all good but it isnt recognized by the system as a hard drive ...
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I bought a Mac that did not come with recovery media. Can I reinstall my original OS?

For the last few years Macs have not shipped with recovery media. Instead, you could boot into a mode where the Mac OS X installer is downloaded from the internet. With OS X Mavericks now a free ...
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Why does my macbook always shut down on recovery?

Hi am trying to fix a MacBook Unibody Model A1342, The macbook has an unknown error that might also be caused by water accident or drop or just internal problems. (I dont know about the macbooks ...
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Dual Boot OSX on Retina MBP 15

I want to install a fresh copy of OSX onto my Retina MBP, next to the one that it came preinstalled with. I have created a 2nd partition using Disk Utility ready for the install, but have now found ...
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Clean install a Macbook without another Mac

A friend of mine recently bought a new laptop and passed me his old Macbook Pro 6,2. I think he had Lion on it, but the installation CD has been long lost. I put in a new disk (he kept the original ...
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Anyway to reinstall a clean Mountain Lion without erasing my personal data?

Actually I really need a clean ML on my Macbook, will the Internet Recovery function delete the system folder (not user folder) and replace a clean installation to it? I need a clean system with no ...
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Is it possible to configure (or trick) internet recovery to load Lion instead of Mountain Lion?

I have two machines this week that I needed to install Lion on and both were shipped with Lion and subsequently upgraded to Mountain Lion. I tried wiping the drives, but Internet Recovery only offers ...