|Jan 27, 2006, 08:01 PM||#1|
Reset OS X to factory condition
I've tried a few searches and haven't been able to find a answer. I have a Dual Core G5 2.0GHz I have just sold. I am going to format and re-install OS X. How can I install it so when the buyer turns it on it will play the welcome movie and ask all the questions - registration etc. The same way it was when I first turned it on.
Is there a way to do this with OS X? I've done this with sysprep on windows xp, so I guess there is a way to do it on OS X.
|Jan 27, 2006, 08:04 PM||#2|
Put the system restore DVD in the drive. Open System Preferences, and go to startup disc. Select the restore DVD, and click the restart button in the prefs pane. When it boots back up, you will get the option to install OS X. One of the first few windows should have an options button, probably in the lower left. If you click this, you will get several options to erase the HD before re-writing the OS onto it.
Be forewarned that the multipass overwrite method takes a LOOOOONG time. Probably by about a factor of five vs. what you're guessing it would.
Mira C. Krishnan
|Jan 27, 2006, 08:26 PM||#3|
27" iMac, 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB; Quad G-Drive; 12" Wacom Cintiq
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