How do you "restore" a mini to factory settings?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by acrahm, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

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    I sold my mini the other day and before i ship it i want to wipe it clean and have everything of mine erased. How do i go about doing this?
     
  2. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    If you want to keep Applications, goto the Applications-Folder and save them to an external Media.

    Put the Install-DVD that came with your Mini or the $29 Snow Leopard DVD in the drive, press "C" while booting, start the installation until it asks you to pick the hard drive, go at the top menu bar to "Utilities"->"Disk Utility", select your old "Macintosh HD" or what ever it is called, select the "Delete" or "Erase" tab, whatever it is called in English, and click "Erase":
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    Choose "Erase disk in 35 Cycles":
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    Go out and have a cup of coffee, that takes a while. Close the Disk Utility and continue the installation.

    Regards
     

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