Apple iMac refresh & upgrade

An old Apple iMac 4,1 bought in. The owner was going to pass it on to another family member and wanted all personal information wiped clean

First stage was to refresh OS X version 10.4, which was already on the computer (this deletes the personal information)

Although the owner didn’t specify it, I upgraded the software from version 10.4 to 10.6 (the highest version that this particular machine could take). To do this meant buying an extra 512MB of memory but for a cost of £2.80 it seemed worth doing!

Having installed the extra memory, the upgrade starts, followed by downloading the latest updates. I also installed OpenOffice as the owner had said that it would be used for spreadsheets (and they had lost their MS-Office disk).
£15 charged in total