Quick question about clearing the memory.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DarthJoshy, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. DarthJoshy macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I hope I posted this in the right place. I just sold my macbook on ebay and I want to make sure all of my stuff is deleted off of it. What is the best way to do this. Thanks.
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    reinstall the OS with the discs that were included when you bought it. select "erase and install".
     
  3. DarthJoshy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    Only semi-correct.

    If you want to be secure about it, boot up from the system disc that came with your Macbook. Get into Disk Utility > Erase > Security Options.

    Make sure to zero out the drive. Doing several passes is going to take a while, so I suggest leaving it on overnight.
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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