move it out

saga

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May 19, 2006
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Returning my macbook to apple for a replacement. I need to clean it. Aside from backing up my files, how do I reset it to what it was before. Do I really need a reinstall of the os.
 

synth3tik

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Oct 11, 2006
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Minneapolis, MN
If your returning the computer you will want to do a clean install with at least a 1 time zero pass on the HD, if your just bringing it in for service a back up is all you need.
 

FJ218700

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Mar 8, 2007
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Blue Dot, Red State
after you are all backed up, create a new admin user, login, "delete immediately" your old accounts, then go into disk utility and erase the free space 7x over.
 

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