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

    Apr 27, 2007
    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

    Aug 10, 2008
    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?
  3. macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    London, England
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    To be on the safe side, I'll be reinstalling SL.
  5. macrumors 68040


    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.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    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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