Clearing Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Twowildman21, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Twowildman21 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Ok well I'm thinking of buying a Macbook Pro for video editing and such and have a few questions.

    1) After using Migration Assistant will I be able to run Final Cut Express, Word, etc. on the new macbook pro and the macbook?

    2) If I do a "clean install" of the Macbook will the HD be totally erased and able to sell?

    Thats about it thanks for the help!
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    You'll want to format and do a clean install. Additionally, you should consider using Disk Utility to zero the hard drive before you install. This should ensure that any of your private data left on the drive is irretrievable by the common user.

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