how do i wipe my imac and make it like when i first got it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mbpkid, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. mbpkid macrumors member

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    im returning my imac to apple for refund. how can i completely wipe my imac and make it so it is like how i first got it ? thank you!

    i dont think mine came with a install disc so i want to know a way to do it just on computer
     
  2. KamloopsDan macrumors newbie

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    Give it a good wipe around the edges and back near where the power cord goes. They get particularly dusty in that area.

    Do you still have the plastic that goes over the screen? you may need that and then it will be the same as when you first got it.

    Oh, and don't forget to delete all your porn. :D
     
  3. mbpkid thread starter macrumors member

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    lol i mean how do i wipe all my files and make it be like factory default
     
  4. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    You could just delete your user. It really doesn't matter how you return it, apple will wipe it again.
     
  5. mbpkid thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Sky Blue Guest

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    Boot into the recovery partition (hold cmd+r at boot), wipe the disk with Disk utility.
     

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