Do I have Reinstall Snow Leopard Before Selling My Early 2011 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gregpod9, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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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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  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    To be on the safe side, I'll be reinstalling SL.
     
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    Giuly

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    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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    phoenixsan

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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.

    :):apple:
     

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