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

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    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

    rkaufmann87

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    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:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eazd4AB1fXw
     
  3. Mcfire12 thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect! Thanks!!
     

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