How to reset mac to factory settings?

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  1. Discombobulate

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    Anybody give me some advice.

    I've sold my Mac and need to reset to factory settings.

    It's currently on mountain lion and i have the original cd.

    I tried to put the original osx cd in to reset it but it says i can't install it with the version of osx currently on it.
     
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    You need to boot up from the cd (by holding down c as it boots)

    Then when you get the option to install the OS, click the box to erase the disk.

    Alternatively, just create a new user - make sure it has administrator rights, then login as that user and remove your existing user.
     
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    Thanks. Just did it that way and it's now resetting.
     

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