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I am going to sell my iBook G4(with leopard) soon, and I have been told to de authorize it beforehand. How do you reformat an iBook so the next user can choose his/her password, computer name etc.? I don't want my old information on it when I give it to someone else.

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Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and there select your hard drive on the left side. On the left side click Erase. On the bottom part of the screen click on security and select a method for secure erase...

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Will doing this also clear my Mail application? And I have already made back up discs of my iTunes and iPhoto. How can I clear those?
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I'm pretty sure it clears everything, including Mail.
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Yes, you'd have an empty hard drive.

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