Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to InitialMac)
Erase it again & reinstall, shut it down when complete, or when the Welcome screen appears after it restarts, the new owner will be greeted by the Welcome to OSX on startup.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 2:26 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thank you for your response. I am reinstalling using the instal disks and after it is completed it simply logs in as the user I created before.
Will not prompt a new welcome/startup.
I dont understand how it is maintaing the profile. How can I more thouroughly erase for the remfort?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 5:49 PM (in response to InitialMac)
Hmmm, did you use Disk Utility to reformat the drive before the reinstall?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Is it possible to reformat the drive while using the computer? I tried and couldnt find a way to reformat while in use. It only has a single HD.
Thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to InitialMac)
Not while booted from the Hard Drive, only the Install Disc...
1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.
2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)
*Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*
3. Click the Erase tab.
4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.
5. Select your Mac OS X volume.
6. Highlight the drive, select Partition Tab, then Format type... MacOS Extended Journalled, select the Security Options button, choose Zero Out Data, Erase, one pass... after completion hopefully you'll be able to get a good install.