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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:22 AM   #1
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Do I have Reinstall Snow Leopard Before Selling My Early 2011 13" MBP?

I will be selling my early 2011 13" MBP that came Snow Leopard. I upgraded to Mountain Lion when it came out and installed it in my MBP. My questions is:
Do I have remove Mountain Lion and install Snow Leopard when I sell my MBP?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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I always wondered this because Mountain Lion is tired to your iTunes account and if the person buying it wanted to do a fresh install, how would they do this?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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If you want to be really nice to the buyer you can make a bootable USB stick for him:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07...-install-disk/

This way the ML copy won't be tied to your Apple account.

Else just do a clean install of SL.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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To be on the safe side, I'll be reinstalling SL.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Location: That depends whether you ask for timezone, state of mind or GPS coordinates.
As he/she'll have the Snow Leopard DVD anyways, I'd send it to the seller with Mountain Lion to save him/her the money for the upgrade. You can do a clean installation from the recovery partition.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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I would....

make an agreement with the buyer. If the buyer wants ML, do a fresh install of ML. And being nice, as other poster had said, have a USB stick for her/him. If not, install the original OS what ships with the machine and hand over the installation media. I tought that was the common practice, a time ago. It is up to you to install the original OS only or update it.

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