The best way to give someone else my imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Serban, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    So i can't do a format (which format is the best?) and after that i can install maveriks and after that if i log out from my apple account ,everything is ok or it is something else remaining from my user installed?
  2. eduardrw macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2013
    Boot into the recovery partition. [​IMG]

    From there (disk utility) delete your main partition - create a new partition (default values). Then install OS X into your new partition.

    All of this from within your recovery partition.
  3. kendrickhphoto macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    I don't think he will have a recovery partition on that if it's on Mavericks. They only have the Internet Recovery and that you get to by holding down Command+Option+R.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Mavericks also creates a hidden recovery partition on the drive that a command-r will boot to. On newer Macs you have both the drive based command-r and the Internet recovery based command-option-r like you mentioned.


    This should fix you up.

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