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hello all,

Just yesterday I decided to install windows 7 via bootcamp in my MBA. Everything was running fine until I get to the windows setup screen then my mouse pad just dead. So now I don't care for windows anymore and just use osx instead. My question is how can I restore my hard drive as a whole, currently it's partition into two (one for osx and the other for windows).

One more thing, how can I make a Mountain Lion bootable drive from my mac book air. When I did a manufacture recovery, I waited 12+ hours plus for the dang osx to download. It would be nice if i can bypass this dreaded experience if I ever want to do another recovery.

thank you,
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Once you have booted to the recovery partition you can open Disk Utility and use the 'partition' tab with the hard drive selected to erase the windows partition and resize the OS X partition or create a new one if there isn't an existing one. The installation to another drive should be super simple, just plug in a USB drive and run the Mountain Lion installer from the recovery partition and install it to the USB drive, then whenever you need to you can just do the opposite to reinstall ML on your Macbook Air.
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Once you have booted to the recovery partition you can open Disk Utility and use the 'partition' tab with the hard drive selected to erase the windows partition and resize the OS X partition or create a new one if there isn't an existing one. The installation to another drive should be super simple, just plug in a USB drive and run the Mountain Lion installer from the recovery partition and install it to the USB drive, then whenever you need to you can just do the opposite to reinstall ML on your Macbook Air.

Is there a way to locate ML installer when you're in OS X because the only way to access ML from recovery is too download it again (12+ hours).
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The mountain lion installer is a download you have to initiate from the App Store. It saves it in the Applications folder then. I you have never done this/you erased your operating system then there will not be an installer there. You would need to do a download/restore from Apple. I would go get a 8GB flash drive and create a USB install drive for you Mac. Here is the site you can get the software to do this: http://liondiskmaker.com/

For future note, when you installed Bootcamp and did the windows install you used the BootCamp Utility to do that. You can use the same tool to wipe the BootCamp partition away and get you computer back to an all Mac OS environment. That saves a lot of trouble.
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If there is no ML install or recovery, you can throw your machine into internet recovery but getting a USB to ethernet adapter and plugging it into the wall or connect via wireless after pressing and holding CMD + R immediately after the chime. Then just select the drive, format it, and reinstall the OS. Afterward, partition it again in bootcamp and put windows back onto it with more care. Not really rocket science but I have seen something like this turn into a pain in the butt.

To make a recovery disk, go to the app store, buy mountain lion and let it download. Afterward, follow this guide:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1167857/how_to_make_a_bootable_mountain_lion_install_drive.html

I ALWAYS have this plus a bootable flash drive with full OSX install and tools incase I need it.
 
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