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    Jul 06, 2012
    Reformatting MBP with Lion
    I have a second-hand MacBook Pro that I've owned for a couple months now and I am trying to sell it. The previous owner had Lion installed on it. I would like to reformat the computer, but I'm not sure how, as there is no physical media for OSX Lion. I only have the CD's from the original box. So I am wondering how to go about reformatting the computer and retaining OSX Lion. I am kind of a Mac newb as well. Thank you.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    You have not purchased Lion so it will not re-install after formatting the drive. Use the original system CD to format (erase) the drive and install that operating system and then decide if you wish to sell it that way or pay for Lion in the App Store, subject to the operating system being OS X.6.6 or later.
    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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    Jul 06, 2012
    Thanks for the prompt response!

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