MBP to rMBP: Need Expert

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RealMadrid15, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. RealMadrid15 macrumors member

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    I'm buying a new rMBP and giving away my old MBP.

    I will copy and paste all of my files from my old MBP on to a external hard drive then drag them onto my new rMPB.

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    Question:

    After copying all of my files onto the external hard drive how do I securely delete every single thing off of my old MacBook Pro (data zero out) before I give it away.

    (It came with Lion installed), then after nuking it how do I reinstall the OS so I can give it away.

    Thank you!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Firstly i would use Time Machine to backup everything, that way you dont need to drag and paste your files you want to keep.

    As for the clearing: reinstall the Mac OS and select Disk Utility before starting, there you can choose to delete your HDD, and with how many zeros it is overwritten.
     
  4. RealMadrid15 thread starter macrumors member

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    So...after reading your posts and links here is what I gathered.

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    1. Use time machine to copy my files to Ex. HDD

    2. Launch recovery thingie, and somewhere there will be an option for zero out my data

    3. Launch recovery thingie, download Lion

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    Is this correct? I'm awful with technology and just want to make sure that I've got the right idea.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, that's pretty much it.
     
  6. RealMadrid15 thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    If you take the time to look up the details you will see its not that hard.
    Good luck, and have fun with your rMBP!
     
  8. Panini macrumors regular

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    Yep.

    I think you hold option while starting up. The recovery "thingie" isn't that technical either, most of the stuff there is just as easy as OS X.
     

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