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    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
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    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
    What's the best way to prepare a MacBook Pro for a new owner. I don't have much personal data on it right now, but I do want to make sure I take off what is there before handing it over to its new owner.

    Thanks.

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    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
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    Use the original install disks, boot to the disc, and install a fresh copy of the Operating System. it'll be like it was out of the shop.
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    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
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    Even better if you have the original discs is erase and format the drive and allow the buyer to do his/her own install, setup passwords etc. All part of nthe learning experience.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
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    Moved to correct forum. Not a topic for the "Lounge".

    Also please read our Sticky Post about preparing your Mac for a new owner: LINK

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    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
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    If you secure erase your hard drive then you will be sure that all of your info is off of the machine for the next owner.

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