clean out, before returning.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by KasperH, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. KasperH macrumors regular


    May 26, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I just got my iMac yesterday but unfortunately i will have to return it monday for another one because of a defective ram slot. I'm hoping they will let me keep this one until the new ones arrive.

    I had really been looking forward to the arrival of the iMac so instead of just sitting and waiting until monday or whenever they pick it up, i actually started using it (with 4 gigs instead of 16) installing apps and so forth.

    I have a time machine backup of the machine i intend to restore to the new one once i get it, but what do you advice me to do with my current installation? Should i boot from the installation media and do a clean install to rid the machine of my personal files and settings, or is there an easier way to clean or remove/revert back to factory defaults or at least return it without my own software. I didn't configure time machine until after i did a lot of configuring because i didn't know about the broken ram slot until later.

    So how do you go about returning a machine with at working hard drive?

    br - Kasper
  2. KasperH thread starter macrumors regular


    May 26, 2011

    Thanks :)

    I'll do this:

  3. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Yup, that's exactly what I would do. Time Machine is great! :)

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