Data completely erased?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AFPoster, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    I just sold my wife's Macbook to get prepped for the new iPad and my new MBP (yes selling my macbook as well). Anyways I put in the OS disks to erase the whole HD and reinstall the OS. It is taking her mac back to Tiger and I just wanted to make sure that when I selected "erase hd and install os" that it doesn't save any files in like an archive file or somewhere else. I know I had that option and I instead selected erase, just want to make sure it's a full erase.

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  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    I would go one step further. Under Security Options choose at the least Zero Out Data. Better yet would be the 7 or 35 way erase.
     
  3. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't have that option since it's the actual Mac HD and not an external.
     
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    You need to boot from the install disc to erase the internal HD. IIRC selecting the erase options in Tiger is slightly different than in 10.5/10.6. It's not called Security Options but just Options. It's a radio button at the bottom of 2nd or 3rd window while preparing to erase.
     
  5. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yup that's what I did, hopefully it really erased all of the data.
     

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