My Macbook pro was stolen 09/12, the police just returned it to me. I want to remove all the data and start over. Format the drive's etc. I have windows 7 on 1 partion and mountain lion OSX on the apple partition. How is the best way to do this?

My Macbook pro was stolen 09/12, the police just returned it to me. I want to remove all the data and start over. Format the drive's etc. I have windows 7 on 1 partion and mountain lion OSX on the apple partition. How is the best way to do this?

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    My MacBook Pro was stolen last night. I need the serial number. It is not showing up on my devices list. My iPads and iPhones are. I have used it to to sync my phones and pads as well having it registered with apple. Any thoughts? Thanks

    Click here: https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.do
    SIgn in with your Apple ID, the same one you used to access this support forum.
    Hopefully, you will see a list of all the devices you registered with your Apple ID, including their serial numbers. Let me know how this works out.
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    My MacBook Pro was stolen and I need to sync my Iphone and iPad, how do I have to do it in iTunes?

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2526
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  • My Macbook pro was stolen before I had time to register it and I want to inform apple

    My MacBook pro was stolen two days after I purchased it. I did not register my product nor did I have time to set up any tracking software. I still have the box and the registration/Serial Number. How can I inform Apple in hopes that they can help me locate my MacBook?
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    how do i find out my serial number if my macbook pro was stolen?

    If you registered it, go to http://supportprofile.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID. It should also be on the box it came in if you still have it.

  • HT201274 I have erased my Ipad remotely thinking it was stolen.  It has now been returned, but I don't want to switch it on and erase all information.  Can I reverse the erase?  If not, how do I restore the info?

    I have erased my Ipad remotely thinking it was stolen.  It has now been returned, but I don't want to switch it on and erase all information.  Can I reverse the erase?  If not, how do I restore the info?

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    My Macbook Pro was recently stolen, and I have replaced it with a Macbook Air. I attempted to simply do a restore from the Macbook Pro's Time Machine backup, but since the new Macbook Air's hard drive is significantly smaller, a Time Machine restore was not possible. I even tried to choose only settings or only my User Profile (option) when restoring, but the backup was still too large to do a restore onto the new machine. How do I restore my more-expensive apps (ie iWorks) onto my new Macbook without repurchasing them? Also, I reaad somewhere that if you went to the Mac App Store and attempted to repurchase the app and clicked BUY, it would simply alert you that you have already purchased the app (and trigger a re-download)... NOT THE CASE... So I just dropped another $19.99 for a second copy of Pages... Not my intention....
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  • HT1349 My Macbook Pro was stolen and I need the serial number. How would I find this? I need it for the police report so if I could get answers soon that would be great, thanks :)

    How would I find this? I need it for the police report so if I could get answers soon that would be great, thanks

    Lanlani wrote:
    ... It there any other solution ?
    Consider using this site: http://www.stolenlostfound.org/
    This is Apple's official word on the subject:
    Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product
    If you have lost or found an Apple product, please contact your local law enforcement agency to report it. Although Apple does not have a process to track or flag lost or stolen product, you can use My Support Profile to find a list of serial numbers for items purchased or registered with your Apple ID.

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    any way I can track my stolen MacBook Pro?

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  • HT204347 if my macbook pro was stolen, is there any way i can find it ?

    i bought my pro two years ago, but it was stolen yesterday, is there any way I can find it ?  please help. it hais important documents and pounds of memeries.

    If you had iCloud enabled...
    Go to www.icloud.com >   iCloud
    then login then click Find My iPhone  (works for finding your Mac also)
    This will only work if the Mac is turned on and Find My Mac was enabled in System Preferences > iCloud
    If you did not sign up for iCloud before the Mac was stolen >  Reporting a lost or stolen Apple product
    A stolen or lost device cannot be located from the serial number.

  • HT204347 My MacBook Pro was stolen yesterday.

    It was purchased in 2010. Any ideas on how to retrieve the serial number?

    It'll be on your original receipt, which you may have in your email. Also on the box if you have it. You may be able to get it from Apple with proof of identity, not sure about that.

  • My Macbook pro was stolen today-  I need the serial number

    Can this be retrieved by way of iCloud or Time Capsule? AppleCare doesn't CARE at all! Please Help. The Sheriff's Dept can't do anything without the serial number as well. *****!

    Where did you buy it?
    If you know that and/or have a receipt (or can ask for a copy), they usually list the serial number on the purchase receipt (at least at the third party Mac store I've done buiness at). Or, did you register it at the Apple website - you should be able to look it up there. Or, do you have the box it came in - serial number is on the lable.

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