how can I restore my iMac to day one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ozziegn, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    okay, here's the deal. I'm selling my 24" iMac and I need to restore it from day one. now, I would normally go to the restore option and go from there. but my question is, how can I delete the partition that I made when I was using Boot Camp?

    I don't know if the new owner will want Boot Camp so therefore I just assume delete the partition (if possible) and make the hard drive like it was from day one.

    can I assume that this is possible or is this something that's going to be a pain because I created the seperate partition in Boot Camp? any help will be appreciated....
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    Get the Install DVD that came with the iMac and boot to it (insert it and restart, holding down the 'C' key). Before you start the actual install process from that DVD (which will restore the computer to factory default), go to the Utilities menu and launch Disk Utility. From there, you can erase the hard drive. Be sure to remove the second partition if you want that gone.
     
  3. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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