Selling MBP simply erase hd & install lion or buy a new hd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trance, May 15, 2012.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2011
    when i sell my mbp how to I protect my data from being retrieved reinstall lion or buy and install a fresh hd?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You securely erase the HDD using the ZERO OUT option in Disk Utility started from the Recovery Partition, then reinstall Mac OS X and shut down the Mac before you have to create an account (like you have to when first starting a Mac after having bought it).


    Links to guides on how to use Disk Utility, the application Mac OS X provides for managing internal and external HDD/SSDs and its formats.
    Mac 101: Preparing your old Mac for sale or recycling

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