Selling a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wrx07, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. wrx07 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2007
    I booted from the startup DVD and am running Disk Utility on the macbook I am selling to someone. I selected the drive and am dong a 7-pass erase on it. Is there anything else I need to do to make it so my information cannot be stolen?

    When I am done erasing, do I install the operating system for the new user (doesn't that ask me to register, though)...? So basically how do I make it so its like it just came out of the factory?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    If memory serves, if you do a restore but don't actually log in, it'll be in pretty much the factory state--it doesn't ask for the registration information until you first log in after booting from the clean install.

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