Attempting to wipe out data on hard drive but...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dext17, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. dext17 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to sell my macbook (4,1)...I don't want to but I need the money :(

    Anywho, I'm trying to wipe out the data on the hard drive but I'm afraid this means that all my other installed programmes will be wiped out with it.

    I have mac office 2011 and iLife and all that BUT I have no disk. My mac runs mac os x lion.

    Is there anyway I can do this without having to purchase all the software as it'll just increase what I have to spend/decrease my price?

    And sorry if this seems like a n00by questions. My macbook 4,1 is my first and only mac which I got about a month ago.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    When you buy a new Mac it should come with iLife. As for Office, however you installed it is going to be how you re-install it on a new Mac.

    The other option is to do a Time Machine backup of your Mac which would allow you to restore your applications on your next Mac during setup.
     
  3. dext17 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I can do a TimeMachine backup first and then wipe out the data on my hard drive?

    Can you tell me how to go about that?
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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