About to sell, How do I clean the hard drive from everything but the OS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BeachChair, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2008
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I'm about to sell my Macbook and I want to sell it with just the OS installed.

    How do I remove everything else? Do I pop in the Snow leopard disc and do some kind of format/reinstall? Or is there another way?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, you can put in your SL disc and run Disk Utility to erase the disk
    Selecting Security Options will give you to opportunity to completely erase the data
    If you are selling it and worried about your data, I would suggest the 7 pass option

    Then you can just install the OS


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