how to Format iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FrenzyBanana, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. FrenzyBanana macrumors regular

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    #1
    i google it and only found a 2006 result
    so i create a new thread. looking for the updated version

    or its the same method?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    So you want to erase all your data, right? Boot from your install disk (hold down option while booting) and select Disk Utility from top bar and go to Erase tab and erase
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #3
    Do you mean erase all the information on your HD?

    If so

    1. Insert the Mac OS X CD.
    2. Restart the computer.
    3. Immediately after the startup sound, press and hold the "C" key to start up from CD.
    4. When the Installer screen appears, do not click Continue. Instead, choose Installer > Open Disk Utilities.
    5. Select the hard drive to erase.
    6. Click the Erase tab.
    8. Click OK.
    9. Click Erase.
     

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