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[SOLVED] Erasing iMac Hard Drive Before Selling

NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I am selling an old iMac running 10.3. How do I erase all the data on the hard drive and get it back to factory settings? Thanks!

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    Boot from an install disk. Disk Utility -> Erase, check Security Options. Wipe the hard drive, then reinstall.

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Thank you, sir. None of the Web sites I looked at mentioned that you needed to go to Disk Utility from the install disk.

    Is "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" the one I want to erase?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited June 2010
    Looks like it'll automatically reformat after erasing, so yeah, that's the file system you want.

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Looks to be working. Thanks Echo!

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