Help me erase and restore my MBP for sale

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rbf1138, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

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    So I sold my MBP to a coworker, and I'll be handing it over this week. What is the best way for me to delete the contents of my drive (which includes a Bootcamp partition) so that it's as if it was new, with Lion fresh and the drive unpartitioned? And yes, my stuff has already been backed up and moved to my new Air :) Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for that, i'll be needing to do this soon myself.
     
  4. dknightd macrumors 6502

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    boot from the dvd that came with your computer.
    Use diskutility to repartition your HD - choose as many erase
    passes as you think your need (1 is probably enough, 7 is more
    than enough, 35 is for the really paranoid).
    Then install OS from DVD
     
  5. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And if Lion wasn't on that DVD?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Computers that ship with Lion installed have no DVD. Read the links I posted.
     

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