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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?

  • How old is the iMac ? – Matthieu Riegler Jan 13 '14 at 22:05
  • The iMac i think i bought was in december or november 2013. It's new, anyways @Kristof, thanks it helped a lot. – GummyArgyle Jan 13 '14 at 23:58
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Taken from this support article:

OS X Recovery includes a built in set of utilities as part of the Recovery System. To start your computer from Recovery, restart your Mac and hold down the Command key and the R key (Command-R). Press and hold these keys until the Apple logo appears.

The recovery feature is limited to OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan.

  • This is the normal Recovery HD — not Internet Recovery… – grg Jan 14 '14 at 15:22
  • @grgarside have a look at this article. It states that Internet Recovery will happen automatically if normal recovery is unavailable. Thus, the key combination CMD+R is still valid. – ƘɌỈSƬƠƑ Jan 14 '14 at 16:48
  • Yes, but if the Recovery HD is intact (as demonstrated by the ability to open OS X Utilities) then this won't begin the Internet Recovery process. – grg Jan 14 '14 at 18:34
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Make sure you're holding the keys for the entire duration of the boot until the spinning globe icon. 'Tapping' the keys isn't enough — you'll need to hold them for a bit (longer than the normal Recovery HD).

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