old MacBook Pro SOLD - need to restore to factory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mpopejoy, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. mpopejoy macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. 1881 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Drop the $25 for a copy Snow Leopard and use that disc to do your erase and install.
     
  4. Relznuk macrumors 6502

    Relznuk

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    +1
     
  5. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    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 ^_^
     

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