Need Help preparing white macbook for sale.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marddin, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

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    So I have a 13inch white macbook that I need to sell because I just upgraded to a MBP.

    The macbook does not have iLife or iWork on it and it is running leopard. I do not have the original disks for the macbook but I do a Mac Box Set (includes snow leopard upgrade, iWork and iLife 09).

    I am trying to wipe the HD essentially reformatting the computer by just deleted all my personal data of the computer.

    Is there a way I can reformat using the snow leopard disc I have?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. cubeeggs macrumors member

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    You can, using Disk Utility, but make sure you choose to zero-out the hard drive so the files can’t be recovered. If you want to be really safe, download DBAN and run it:

    http://www.dban.org/
     
  3. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will running DBAN delete the operating system (Mac OS X)?

    Thanks for the response.
     

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