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Erasing drive to sell iMac

833 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2013 10:46 AM by Jazmaraz RSS
Jazmaraz Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Sep 30, 2013 12:44 AM

I tried to erase the hard drive since I am selling my iMac. However, I held down the command and R keys and after the restart I was back at the desktop. I pulled up Disk Utilites but my only options seem to be greyed out. The only option is erase free space (which I did) and then when I reisntalled the OS I was back at my own desktop with all of my apps after restart. How do I erase everything and get it back to factory specs for resell? Thank you.


21.5" iMac purchased 12/2013

OS X - 10.8.5

Proc. 2.96GHz, Intel Core i5

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)


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