Securely selling, while keeping software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JustDom89, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. JustDom89 macrumors member

    JustDom89

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    I am selling my old 12" Powerbook G4. When I bought it, it came with a bunch of software already installed. Is there a way I can keep all the software while securely deleting all my stuff?

    Thanks
     
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    Clone it to an external.
    Trash everything you want gone.
    Boot from the new clone ('Option' on startup)
    Using the Disk Utility on the clone, select the internal drive to be secured.
    Select erase free space.
    (memory hazy) write zeroes to disk in Security Options.
     
  3. JustDom89 thread starter macrumors member

    JustDom89

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    Also I want to keep Leopard..

    All I have is the original install discs...which is Tiger I think..
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    are you trying to sell the computer with the software while keeping a copy of the software for yourself as well?
     
  5. JustDom89 thread starter macrumors member

    JustDom89

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    No, just keep it on the computer I'm selling..so it will sell for more money..
     

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