Selling a Mac

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

  1. wrx07 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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