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    Sep 05, 2006
    Question Clearing the HD
    Now that I've got my new MacBook all set up, I think I'll sell my iBook. It's still a good, functional computer and I suppose there's someone out there who might want it. My question is this: How to I go about getting all of my personal stuff off of it for good?

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    Aug 27, 2005
    Fayetteville, AR
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    Put in your Installation disks that came with the computer, or a copy of the Operating System you installed.

    Put it in the computer and reboot while holding down "C", this will boot from the CD.

    Once you get into the CD's small OS, look at the menu bar and find "Utilities", bring that down and choose Disk Utility.

    Choose your root disk and click "Erase", before you erase the drive, look through the Security Options and consider Zeroing out the drive (securely erases all data). Make sure to erase it and reformat it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    Re-install the OS.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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