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burekbeba 02-20-2012 04:02 AM

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.


robduckyworth 02-20-2012 07:34 AM

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.

harryb2448 02-20-2012 04:04 PM

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.

chscag 02-20-2012 05:55 PM

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

rabbitjetta 02-20-2012 11:24 PM

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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