Wipe HD On Macbook for Sale

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pugnut, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. pugnut macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    I have a buyer for my MB and want to clean the HD before I give it to him. What is the best process?
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Put the install DVD in and then hold the C key as the computer starts up. This will take you into the setup options for a new installation of OS X. Before you do that though go up to the top and go to the disk utility - choose "Erase" and then use a multi-pass wipe to zero out the data.
  3. pugnut thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    One more question

    I do not have a startup disk, do I need to create one or should I have it?
  4. sfroom macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    You'll either need a OS X install disk (doesn't matter which version) or an external firewire drive to wipe the drive, as far as I know.

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