Selling my iMac 24" and upgrading to 27"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by txguy977, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. txguy977 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I currently have the iMac 24" and want to upgrade to the new iMac 27", when I sell the old iMac, how do I wipe everything out so the next user can have their 'new' mac?

    Thanks
     
  2. lllll macrumors regular

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  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Put in the old iMac's install disk then do a fresh full install on it some like to do a secure erase while formatting the drive once completed don't let the system restart to get to the setup screen just shut it off. When the new owner turns it on it will be just like it came from the factory ie. they have to do the initial setup as if new.
     
  4. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I would insert the installer disk, use Disk Utility to perform a secure erase and replace everything on the hard drive with 0's (so you're data can never be required because it's not there anymore).
     
  5. txguy977 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the Snow Leopard 10.6 installed, if I put in the Mac OS X 10.4 installer Disc will it erase the 10.6?
     
  6. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Yes it will erase the drive that is its job it does not care what is on the drive.
     

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