How do I wipe old 2009 iMac with only snow leopard disk?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mcfire12, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Mcfire12 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Hi guys, I just purchased a new iMac yesterday and would like to wipe my old one clean so I can get rid of it.

    I purchased it from eBay and it didn't come with any disks at all. I purchased the snow leopard disk to upgrade it about a week after I received the iMac so I do have that disk, but that's all.

    So how exactly do I go about wiping this thing then? From what I read, you need to have the original disk or disks that came with the computer?
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Start from the SL disc, launch Disk Utility and then do an Erase and install. There are loads of Youtube videos that show how. For example:
  3. Mcfire12 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014

    Perfect! Thanks!!

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