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    First Thing I should do after I get a Used Mac Mini
    Hello everyone, so tomorrow I'm getting a Used Mac Mini. I found it on craigslist. I just been wanting to know what is the first thing I should do with it. Should I restore the it, But I get 2.5 Mbps download speed where I live. But the person has told me that he hasn't used it all that much. He said it probably been booted up 3 times since he got it. If that's the case could I just make a New Admin account and delete the old and I should be good to go? Or is it just best to restore and just wait for the factory version of OS X to download and install.

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    Since you haven't purchased it yet...maybe you should focus on ensuring that this Mac-Mini operates correctly. Buying a 100% operating Mac-Mini should be the first priority.

    - Nick
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    I been thinking that too. I find it odd that that person is selling an 2012 i7 Mac Mini for 400 dollars.

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    I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with this Mac-mini. I'm just saying take things one step at a time.

    If it's in 100% great shape...$400 is a great price.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Assuming you are in the U.S., avatar does not say, consider buying a refurbished unit direct from Apple. It will come with the latest operating system, a full twelve month warranty and AppleCare can be purchased to extend the warranty top three years, and with free delivery. And only $69 dearer.


    Refurbished Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 - Apple Store (U.S.)
    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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    Got the Mac Mini today and it works great. The only thing the person installed on the computer was Microsoft Office 2011. So I guess I don't really need to do a full restore. But I do need to download Mavericks.

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    Be aware unless the seller provided you with the Office DVD and activation code it is on there illegally. When you upgrade the operating system Office usually does not work without re-activation.

    To download Mavericks you will need to establish an Apple ID and maybe lodge credit card details even whilst Mavericks is free.


    https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/We...MyAppleId.woa/
    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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    Okay, I think I'll let Mavericks download at night when I'm sleeping.

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