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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Sun 21-Aug-11 12:47:42
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Securely Wiping MBP HDD


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Hi folks,

I am considering clearing my entire MacBook Pro's HDD to enable me to put in OS X Lion as a clean install. I would like all personal / private info totally eradicated from this Computer. (I have my reasons).

Q: Why is this I hear you say?
A: There is a new love in my life says I, or at least - there will-be - Hopefully! wink

More details on this as and when it happens.

Ooh - I am more than just a wee bit excited!!

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Standard User defcom
(experienced) Sun 21-Aug-11 15:39:37
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Re: Securely Wiping MBP HDD


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This is for 10.4 but is still relevant http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=DiskUti... zero all data.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 21-Aug-11 17:34:45
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Re: Securely Wiping MBP HDD


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In reply to a post by defcom:
This is for 10.4 but is still relevant http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=DiskUti... zero all data.


I did this for a clean install of Lion on my 2011 MBP - I created the Lion DVD from the downloaded DMG using these instructions:
http://www.lovefortech.com/2011/07/21/create-bootabl...

A USB stick is much faster than a DVD.

My MBP has an SSD drive, so I didn't do the overwriting smile

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM


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(legend) Mon 22-Aug-11 22:40:46
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Also EXTREMELY excellent, more so as I have a good 64GB USB stick just waiting. Yummy!

Thanks so very much for that link - it's ideal. winkgrin

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