Got my new MB pro mid-2014 yesterday. Began migrating over wi-fi only to learn that it will take 14 hours that I don't have. After 45 minutes I halted on both computers using command Q. My question, how do I safely wipe the new computer clean so that I can start again by transferring from time machine?

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I suggest you use Apple Mac's Disk Utility, select the disk or volume in the LH column that you wish to clear, specify a format and name and click on Erase. Also select Security Options if you wish to prevent any recovery of previously deleted files.

  • Actually OS X Utilities is a safer way to go. On reboot keep <CMD>-R held down, then follow the instructions. This article explains: fieldguide.gizmodo.com/…
    – AMR
    Commented Jul 18, 2015 at 14:48

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