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Mac Specs: Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), BenQ second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB

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When you say "like-new condition," do you mean:

a. I am giving this computer to someone else and I want it to be as though they are starting it up for the first time, OR

b. I want to keep it running like it did when it was new.

If the latter, please see the essay linked in my signature. Bottom line: as harryb said, Macs aren't PCs. Keep some HD space free at all times, make routine backups, run a little maintenance occasionally, that's all you really NEED to do.

I also recommend OnyX as harryb did.

If the former, we can advise you further on that. It's not difficult but does not necessarily require reformatting.
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