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    erasing a HD
    We just bought new eMacs and want to get rid of the old iMacs. we have about 7 of them. I have two disks, I have a system resotre disk for os 8.5 and a system install disk for os9.0.4

    when I install the os 9 it doesn't erase the computer like I thought it would. Everything is still the way it was only with the newer operating system.

    I don't want to send the computers out with some hidden company info on them. is there a different way to ensure that the HD is wiped clean and new?


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    PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
    Boot the iMac with the OS9 CD, go to the Utilities folder on the CD and start Drive Setup. It's the OS9-equivalent of OS Xs Disk Utility.

    With Drive Setup you can initialize (=format) the harddisk.

    After that, install OS9. :mac:

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