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Running tiger and created a new admin and deleted old admin, cleared history, wiped all files. Is there anything that can be done to completely disassociate my identity from the ownership of this Mac? I remember when the os first got put on it, I had to put in a name when first starting up. I am planning on selling this computer and would like the peace of mind being released from whatever malicious acts the new owner might use the computer for. Just playing it safe. Thank you
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You could re-install the OS to make sure that everything is gone.

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You could re-install the OS to make sure that everything is gone.

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With a 35 Pass Erase via disk utility as well lol

Might take a week or 2

There are other option via Disk Utility~Erase~Security Options

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With a 35 Pass Erase via disk utility as well lol

Might take a week or 2

There are other option via Disk Utility~Erase~Security Options
very true

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