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

    Sep 2, 2013
    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

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    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

    Sep 2, 2013
    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


    Jul 30, 2007

Share This Page