The best way to give someone else my imac

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

  1. Serban Suspended

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Weaselboy

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    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.

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5189

    This should fix you up.
     

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