Forum Question: How To Wipe Clean an Older iMac ?

donating my 2010 iMac with Mountain Lion to my church. What steps to take to ensure all information is cleared.
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Billy Trusle

Comments: One Response to “How To Wipe Clean an Older iMac ?”

    8/6/16 @ 11:52 am

    First, sign out of everything. iTunes, etc. Then you need to boot to the recovery mode. To do that, restart and hold down Command+R until you are in the recovery mode. Then use Disk Utility to wipe the drive. You can also re-install OS X in recovery mode. You can do that yourself, or let the church do it so they can use their own Apple ID and set it up properly.
    Here are the details: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065.

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