erasing all my info on Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ikos, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. ikos macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    putting my Macbook up for sale and was wondering if there's a quick way of returning the Mac to the settings when it was new?

    thanks in advance.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    This + that.

    After that the HDD is either zeroed out or something you chose.

    Options in Disk Utility for safe erasing.

    You could then reinstall the Mac OS for the next owner or just leave it to her/him.
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Boot into your OS X install dvd and go into disk utility and erase the disk, make sure it is formatted as Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) volume. You can name it Macintosh HD just like it was when you bought it from Apple. After that is done if you want you can just reinstall OSX onto the disk and everything will be as it was when you first received the computer.

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