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Gary86
Jan 6, 2013, 01:25 AM
I'm selling my 2010 air and it came with OS X 10.6 and I've updated since then to 10.8. How do I go about resetting and keeping 10.8? The USB that came with the Air has 10.6 on it.

I appreciate the help.



simsaladimbamba
Jan 6, 2013, 01:33 AM
Since OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is registered to your name and account, it would be best to do a clean install with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and use that Restore stick you got and let the buyer buy OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion him/herself.

To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:

Short version: Clean Install of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (http://guides.macrumors.com/Clean_Install_of_OS_X_10.6_Snow_Leopard)
Long version: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard: How to Erase and Install (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3910)

Gary86
Jan 6, 2013, 02:31 PM
Thanks. I was hoping I could keep 10.8 for the buyer.

simsaladimbamba
Jan 6, 2013, 02:41 PM
Thanks. I was hoping I could keep 10.8 for the buyer.

You can, but it would be your license, and as far as I know, it is not transferable, but I can be wrong.


How to Clean Install OS X Mountain Lion (http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/25/how-to-clean-install-os-x-mountain-lion/)
How to Do a Clean Install of OS X Mountain Lion (http://mashable.com/2012/07/26/mountain-lion-clean-install/)