Sold Laptop....now going to Wipe HD...help?(lion)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yanksrock100, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

    yanksrock100

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    #1
    I sold my macbook pro. Now I need to wipe the HD before I send it out tomorrow.
    Just to make sure, is this how I do it?

    1. Restart computer
    2. Hold down command+r until the Recover mode comes up
    3. Open disk utility
    4. Click erase Hard Drive....
    5. Wait
    6. Reinstall Lion, then it will be like a Brand New computer (no personal data)

    Missing any steps?

    Thanks!
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Yes, you are missing the cold beer in the spring sunshine while the computer does its thing.
     
  3. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    Nope, you got it all.
     
  4. AppChat macrumors regular

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  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    yup you got it
     
  6. JohnStar macrumors newbie

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    You might want to run a deep level format. Other than that you're good to go.
     

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