Best way to wipe all data

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gelie, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. gelie macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2010
    From my PowerBook g4. Looking to give it away and want to erase all data except operating system. Thanks.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Erase the drive using the security settings in Disk Utility
    Reinstall the system
  3. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    this is the easiest way.
  4. RubbishBBspeed macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    Take out the hard drive, burn it, replace with new hard drive.

    Kid you not. (that is the actual government "instructions" within the uk).
  5. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
    I agree.
  6. gelie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2010
    once i erase from disk utility, how do i go about reinstalling the operating system? Do i reinstall my upgraded Leopard? I bought Leopard and its registered to me.

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