Advice on wiping hard drive with bootcamp installed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dukey, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Dukey macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Hey there,

    So I'm selling my old MBP (late 2009, 2.8 GHZ intel core 2 duo) to my cousin and I was wondering what is the best way to go about clearing out the system.
    I also have Bootcamp installed in it as well so I'm questionable about wiping the whole drive.

    I was wondering what was the best way to go about cleaning 99% of the my photos, video, music, apps, etc. and keeping boot camp still installed. Thanks
  2. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Create a bootable USB installer for whatever version of OS X you have. Boot into it and use Disk Utility to wipe your Mac partition and then reinstall OS X on the blank partition. Theoretically, this would keep your Boot Camp installation intact. If you have problems booting into Windows, you should repair disk to fix the partition map.

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