Clearing Laptop ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Washac, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    If I give my Macbook Pro to somebody what is the best way to clear it and make it like it is a new one that has to be set up ?
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

    Audit13

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    Delete all partitions and perform a clean install of the latest os supported by the Macbook.
     
  3. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    Thank you those replies answered my question :)
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    OP:

    Don't forget to "DEauthorize" the Mac first. Go to iTunes, etc., and disable any accounts you had previously set up that are "linked" to that particular Mac.

    Otherwise, the new owner could run into problems...
     
  5. newellj macrumors 604

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    I thought I've read that encrypting and then unencrypting the disk will leave no meaningful data to scrape on the disk. I may be mis-remembering.
     

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