|Dec 11, 2012, 03:10 AM||#1|
Hi guys, looking for a bit of help with my old iMac.
Just bought a new one and looking to pass my old one on to a family member, its running Snow Leopard at the moment.
I want to wipe it but I don't have the Snow Leopard disk.
What would be the best way to go about doing this without the disk?
|Dec 11, 2012, 03:20 AM||#2|
Can this old iMac of yours run 10.8 Mountain Lion? If it can, you can make an external recovery/bootable disk and use Disk Utility to erase the drive clean (be sure to write zeros to the drive just in case). Afterward, you can then install OS X on the iMac.
Also, Apple began selling Snow Leopard again recently. So there is that option.
|Dec 11, 2012, 03:22 AM||#3|
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard $19.99
|Dec 11, 2012, 06:26 AM||#4|
If you just want to wipe your user files, create a new admin user, log into it, erase your old user via the "Accounts" prefpane and erase free space using Disk Utility.
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