How do I reformat my computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lostangelent, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. lostangelent macrumors newbie

    lostangelent

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    I have a Mac g4 MDD that I am selling and I need to reformat so I can sell, any ideas on how to do this? I didnt see any other thread so I thought this thread would be good for 2 reasons lol
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    if you boot off any os x install disk you can open disk utility from one of the menus and format the drive. They will then have to install OS X on their own.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Your best bet is to stick in the installation DVDs and do a full restore. Not an archive and install, just reinstall the OS.
     
  4. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    When you reformat, it might be a good idea to write zeros to the drive as well, since you'll be selling it to someone.
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Second the install disk. Put it in, restart, hold down C and you're on your way.
     
  6. lostangelent thread starter macrumors newbie

    lostangelent

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    Thanks I have found the disk and it is in process 58 minutes left....I totally thought there were more steps to it
     

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