Need to erase HD but no OS Install disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axisofphilippe, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. axisofphilippe macrumors member

    axisofphilippe

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    I'm selling my computer and want to wipe the hard drive. I was going to boot it as an external drive by mounting it from my powerbook, and erase the HD using disk utility. Will this also erase the OS? do i NEED the OS Install disk to make this work? THanks.
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

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    If you "erase" the HD, yes the OS will be gone...
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    You're selling the computer without the installation DVDs?

    You could delete everything you don't want to have seen and then securely empty the trash.

    Finder > Trash > Finder Preferences (Command + ,) > Advanced > Empty Trash Securely.

    Then a "Empty Securely" button appears in the trash window.
    I think the data will be overwritten with ones and zeros.
     

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