old MacBook Pro SOLD - need to restore to factory

mpopejoy

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Apr 5, 2010
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I recently sold my older MBP and already backed up the system via Time Machine. However, I need to wipe clean the hard drive for the new user. Is there a clear cut way to restore the system? I do not have the boot drive with me as I am traveling but would like to know if there is a way without using the disk.

Thanks in advance.
 

1881

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Jan 12, 2010
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I just did that myself and the only way is to boot from OS X disk go to disk utility do a secure erase and reinstall the OS. This is the safest and easiest way.
 

techound1

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Mar 3, 2006
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Drop the $25 for a copy Snow Leopard and use that disc to do your erase and install.
 

elpmas

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Sep 9, 2009
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Where the fresh snow don't go.
Yeah, buy the cheap OSX from Apple and do a clean install. Also, give the copy of OSX to the buyer, it'll show that you cared about them, thus leading to possible future business activities :D

Or...you can just replace the HD with a new one ^_^