Sold my iMac - How do I clean it down for the new user?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rookie1986, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Rookie1986 macrumors 6502

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    Hey,

    I've sold my iMac (going to be getting a MBP :D) and I want to clean it down ready for the new user (now doing this on a PC is easy) but I have no idea where to start with an iMac. Is there something in the options? Should I just manually remove EVERYTHING? Any ideas or help would be appreciated :)

    Thanks,
    Rookie
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Mac 101: Preparing your old Mac for sale or recycling


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    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.
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  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    I thought you meant clean with a cloth:D

    I would do a clean install of OSX
     
  4. Rookie1986, Jun 14, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012

    Rookie1986 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, you both say to install from my OSX disk.... but I downloaded Lion its not on disk....???

    Rookie

    Ok, I've possibly come up with a work around, I'm downloading OSX Lion again via the App store, once its done I should be able to create a boot disk from the installer (see a guide on the net). Would this work as a solution to my question??
     

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