How do I uninstall? --- second day mac user

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  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Im returning this ibook im and am going to get an intel iMac instead. How do I uninstall everything and delete my internet history? thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just put the OSX disks that came with your iBook in and do an erase and install. :)
     
  3. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, and shut the machine down once you get to the part where it asks for your personal information. :)
     
  5. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I made all mine up when i first started the ibook. Im known as "ddsdfd" or something like that.
     
  6. tweakers_suck macrumors regular

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    yeah, right......pornnn.......
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    If you've set up iTunes Music Store access, be sure to deauthorize the iBook before wiping it.
     
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    After you de-authorize and start up from the CD, and run Disk Utility from the Installer menu. Use it to erase the disk by writing zeros to it (click the button that says "Security Options"). If you're really paranoid, you can choose 7-pass or 35-pass instead, but that's probably overkill if you don't work with sensitive documents.
     
  9. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nothig senstive. I just logged onto paypal and my bank.
     
  10. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    whats deauthorize do? Its too late now but im curious what kind of huge mistake I might have made.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    You're allowed to play your purchased songs on up to 5 computers. When you first play a purchased song, your remaining systems decreases to 4. By deauthorising, it goes back up to 5.

    If you've already wiped and you need that 5th authorisation, then you'll need to reinstall the OS, open up iTunes, play a purchased song, then deauthorise.
     
  12. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh i dont own any itunes music.
     
  13. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Well you have nothing too worry about then.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, iTMS lets you reset your authorised machines yearly if need be so I never bother with de-authorisation (if that's even a word). :)
     
  15. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Well, if Beethoven can decompose, I suppose Poe could de-authorise... :D
     

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