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    scottwdw's Avatar
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    Mar 03, 2006
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    PowerBook G4 1.67 15" 2GB RAM 80GB HD Superdisk
    Question Cleaning up Powerbook for New Owner
    I will be getting a MacBook Pro in the near future and want to give my Powerbook G4 to my daughter. Once I use Apple's Setup Assistant to migrate my data and applications to the new MBP, how do I remove all my stuff from the PB and set it up for her?


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    Feb 02, 2004
    Use your PowerBook's install discs to wipe the drive and reinstall the OS.
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    Oct 27, 2005
    Well, firstly your daughter is lucky to inherit your PBG4 and secondly, just have a read through the following for a detailed description of preparing a used mac for resale, or in your case - to pass on to another member of the family.

    Enjoy your MBP when it comes!

    Prepare your Mac for sale/donation

    Prepare a used PowerBook G4 to pass on to your daughter

    There is some useful information about deauthorizing certain apps/files etc

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    scottwdw's Avatar
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    Mar 03, 2006
    Central NY
    PowerBook G4 1.67 15" 2GB RAM 80GB HD Superdisk
    Hmmm...anyway I can keep the applications like MS Office and iLife on it and transfer those to her? It's not like I don't know the new owner. :yinyang:

    Thank you for the links! Sounds very simple once I transfer the data over to the MBP. Will have to budget in a new iLife package if that can't be transferred.

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