How do I restart my Mac after erasing hard drive?

Restart your Mac. Choose Apple menu > Shut Down, press and hold the power button until “Loading startup options” appears, select Options, click Continue, then follow the onscreen instructions. In the Recovery app window, select Reinstall for your macOS release, click Continue, then follow the onscreen instructions.

How do you restore a Mac that has been wiped?

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Disk Utility from Applications > Utilities.
  2. Select the volume you want to restore in the sidebar.
  3. Click the Restore button.
  4. Choose the volume from which you want to restore the erased hard drive.
  5. Click Restore and then click Done.

How do I wipe my Mac and reinstall Big Sur?

Steps to clean install Big Sur

  1. Step 1: Remove all the junk.
  2. Step 2: Create a secure backup of your Mac.
  3. Step 3: Download the Big Sur installer.
  4. Step 4: Create a bootable USB installer.
  5. Step 5: Erase your startup drive.
  6. Step 6: Clean install macOS 11 Big Sur.

How do I wipe my MacBook pro clean and start over?

From the Apple menu  in the corner of your screen, choose System Preferences. From the System Preferences menu in the menu bar, choose Erase All Content and Settings.

What happens if I erase my hard drive Mac?

Make a backup of any files that you want to keep. Erasing your Mac permanently deletes its files.

How do I reinstall macOS when startup volume is deleted?

While Command-R at startup always installs whatever the most recent version you installed on your Mac, holding down Command-Option-R brings down the very latest compatible version that can be installed.

How do I reset my Mac Big Sur to factory settings?

Factory reset MacBook running macOS Monterey

  1. Make a fresh backup of your Mac.
  2. Open System Preferences.
  3. Click System Preferences in the menu bar > Erase All Contents and Settings.
  4. Follow the prompts to fully erase your Mac.
  5. Like iOS, the new erase process in macOS Monterey handles everything to fully wipe your Mac.