Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to Restore a Mac

System restore is an inbuilt feature loaded on operating system which helps in returning back to the computer’s former state when the system incurs any major issue or failure. The prime function of system restore attributes is to make the system workable. To offer the function, system restore keeps a configuration back up of the system at regular intervals as restore points. System restore utility keeps a snapshot of the system’s configuration. In case of any failure or problem, the system can be restored by setting back to the previous configuration without have to reinstall the operating system and loosing on data. Restore points are created by taking a complete snapshot of the system, registry files and dynamic files. The restore point creation does not interfere into user’s navigation. System restore in Mac come pre installed as a utility to bring back the system operational.

When to perform a Restore
Mac systems have earned immense fame due to its stable and hardly ever crashing platform. However there have been instances when the Mac systems have been found to act strangely and run slowly and not run applications properly. Hard disk drive also demands a restore to be performed. It has been observed that many a times the installation of a program or driver can cause unexpected changes to the system and thus making Mac to respond abrupt. Even after uninstalling the program the issue does not get resolved, therefore it is essential to use restore features of the operating system. Any major problem incurred by the system is catered by system restore. System restore has helped significantly to restore the systems back without have to reinstall the operating system.

Why to perform a Restore

System restore brings in an extremely easy interface to rollback the system changes and bring in the earlier settings. Without taking any effort it could just be performed in few steps. Any damage to the registry or the operating system files could easily be recovered using system restore. Every time we download game, programs and applications from the internet, it makes changes to the system and at times it makes the system unstable however if one has the access of system restore it could get easily resolved by performing system restore. The upside of system restore is it does not affect personal files and word documents etc, so there is no loss of data.

How to perform a Restore
In case of any failure or problem, the system can be restored by setting back to the previous configuration without have to reinstall the operating system and loosing on data. To start of, ensure that there is a continuous flow of current of current during the process of restore. Put in the Mac DVD into the drive and click on the Mac OS logo to initiate the installation process. The following window will seek information’s around the language, geographical location and the drive. Afterwards in select the destination tab, click on the options field and click on erase and install. The next window will come up giving disclaimer on losing on all the applications. Click on the option Ok. After the installation is complete, click on restart. After the system has restarted, follow the set up guide to set up the system.
Learn how to restore a Mac to its original factory settings in a few very simple steps.

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