2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2008 6:30 PM by joshz
PatsMadin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I planning on selling my Macbook Pro and I would like to restore it to factory conditions before I do so. Is there anyway you can restore the whole computer so there are no extra programs/files that the OS didn't come with, without using the Leopard CD?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • nerowolfe Level 6 Level 6 (13,070 points)
    PatsMadin wrote:
    I planning on selling my Macbook Pro and I would like to restore it to factory conditions before I do so. Is there anyway you can restore the whole computer so there are no extra programs/files that the OS didn't come with, without using the Leopard CD?

    This link should help:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=28715
  • joshz Level 4 Level 4 (3,280 points)
    Follow these steps:

    1. Insert the disk that came with your mac (or, if you bought an upgrade disk to Leopard, use that instead-if you want to include Leopard. If not, use what came with your mac. You MUST include the install disks that came with the mac when you sell it, AND, if you installed something more recent, that install disk as well)
    2. Shut down.
    3. Start, while holding "C".
    4. Select a language.
    5. When the menu bar loads, click Utilities>Disk Utility.
    6. Click the non-indented drive, above the one you want to wipe.
    7. Click the erase tab.
    8. Click "Security Options", and choose a security level.
    9. Click "Erase".
    10. Quit Disk Utility when that finishes.
    11. Proceed with the re-install, making SURE to select "Erase and Install" under options (to provide additional security).

    Good luck!