how do i wipe my hard-drive and restore factory settings?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sciencemouse, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. sciencemouse macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    i just got a new imac and thought i'd firewire from my old one, but doing this is set up after the intro video only let me register in my ex's name (who the older mac is registered to) - i obviously dont want this! how do i reset my imac so that i can register it without his name as the owner of the imac?!
  2. biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
    The cleanest way is a reinstall of Mac os. This will wipe the drive of all information and give you your fresh factory settings.
  3. sciencemouse, Nov 17, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010

    sciencemouse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    how exactly do i do that? i assume there is more to just putting in the install disk - as that doesn't change anything?

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