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  1. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    I sold my old ibook, and it I'm trying to delete all info thats mine on it..
    I've got rid of everthing but one thing...

    Whenever I log on, it always still says, for example " Bob Bakers" computer... Now I want to get rid of that, what do I do?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You REALLY should use the Installer DVD to erase the HD (multi-pass) and reinstall OS X before selling it to someone. They can recover your data fairly easily.

    FWIW, what's you're looking for is in the Sharing prefpane.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Why don't you just do an Erase and Install to give the new person a fresh OS and remove all traces of you from the machine?
     
  4. macEfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replys... I would do a full erase, but I no longer have my OS 10.3 panther CD's. I have Tiger CD's, but the ibook has no DVD drive :mad:

    Any other suggestions?
     
  5. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Can't an HD be erased in Disc Utility ?

    without the discs?
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Not the boot disk. :)
     
  7. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Put it into Target Disk mode and delete it from another Mac
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    What discs are you planning on giving the buyer?
     
  9. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Now how does this make any sense what so ever. You don't have the panther CDs but you have Tiger CDs why the hell does it matter if your iBook doesn't have a DVD drive
     
  10. macEfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess the 10.4 ones if I can't find my 10.3 ones....

    and yes, im including the ilife disk also :p
     
  11. macEfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can't boot from the CD drive....becuase the tiger disk is a DVD.. I guess I'll just use firewire disk mode...
     
  12. eva01 macrumors 601

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    My only thing is that you just called them Tiger CDs so i got confused, very confused
     
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    That's kinda lame that you're giving the buyer dics they can't even use.
     
  14. macEfan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What else can I do :(

    Don't worry, he has other macs, so he wont have any trouble..

    EDIT: or maybe I should just wipe the hard drive...
     
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Seems to me you need to either buy him some Panther discs or send him a completely wiped hard drive and allow him to install his own OS (making sure that this is accounted for in the agreed-upon price).
     
  16. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    To anwser your question:

    System Preferences>Sharing
     
  17. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Which I posted 2+ hours ago.. :)

     
  18. riel505 macrumors member

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    hi! my ibook is about three months old and i've just sold it (buying a macbook). i have the same query, this is my first mac and i don't want my files left there for the new user to find.

    sorry for the lame question, but can you tell me step-by-step how to erase the data there? and this sharing prefpane - does it appear when you load the os installer? i've got all my cds in the box so i wouldn;t have a problem on that score.

    now, i'm just backing up all my files in cds...:(
     
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  20. ncook06 macrumors regular

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    Apple can give you Tiger CDs - not DVDs - upon request.
     

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