Wipe iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by walesjamesjames, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. walesjamesjames macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am using an iMac running Tiger.

    Decided to pass the computer down to my Brother who will need it for school.

    I'd like to re-formtat it before I give it to him, and return it to 'as new' with all of my info wiped.

    What's the best way to do this?
    Thanks,
    J.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #2
    Boot from your Tiger DVD's and do an erase and install. Boom, good to go.
     
  3. walesjamesjames thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    Hold down the C key, after you turned it on. This will do it.

    /Rupert
     
  5. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    yeh, once booted from the DVD, its fairly simple... erase and install should do it!
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    And once you're done with the reinstalling if you want to go that extra mile and give it to him exactly as you received it from Apple follow these steps. ;)
     

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