Cleaning used macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rtparies, May 11, 2017.

  1. rtparies macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    i am purchasing a year old macbook pro from my employer
    i want to completely erase everything and restart as if this is a new virgin machine
    looking for some guidance on how to do that

    thanks
    randy
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    1) Shut off the Mac
    2) Turn it back on
    3) Immediately hold CMD + R after pressing the power button
    4) Should boot into OS X/macOS Utilities
    5) Open Disk Utility
    6) Format Macintosh HD (the bottom of the two listed)
    7) If it won't format or the disk is greyed out, right-click it, select Unlock, and enter the current user password
    8) Ensure the disk is formatted as MacOS Extended (Journaled)
    9) Close Disk Utility and select Reinstall OS X/Reinstall macOS
    10) Sign in with Apple ID if prompted & it'll reinstall a fresh copy of the OS.
     
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