Clearing hard drive before selling

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Arkados, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Arkados macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2010
    I know this has most likely been answered numerous times but I unfortunately don't have the time to search. I am selling my macbook pro on craigslist and was wondering how one would do a clean install before hand off. I remember last time I did a clean install it asked for the Apple ID that had the OS purchased. Since it has been upgraded to Yosemite won't my Apple ID be linked to it when I try and reinstall it? What would I need to do to ensure that when I do hand over my computer that my personal data is completely off the computer?
  2. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    restart while pressing cmd + r, itll bring up the recovery menu and from there you can format your drive in disk utility and then reinstall a fresh copy of OS X

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