Preparing an iBook for sale....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by afields, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. afields macrumors 6502

    afields

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    I'm getting ready to sell my ibook g4 (getting a sweet powerbook :D ). I've already backed up all my stuff on my external hard drive. Is there a way to make it so when the buyer first turns the computer on, they see the "welcome" screen? You know, when you buy a new computer it shows "welcome" in different languages? Not sure if its possible. :confused:
     
  2. robshakir macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    What I'd do is re-install OS X on the machine, but after the initial reboot, just turn it off. It should work no worries, and then the new user will get the Welcome screen.

    I can't see any problems with it.

    Rob
     
  3. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

    AliensAreFuzzy

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    Anothing thing. You may want to zero the drive before you reinstall so the buyer can't recover any of your data.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Only if you have sensitive documents for work or something. Its really a waste of time to zero out your email messages saying "lets get drunk" or your porn links.
     
  5. afields thread starter macrumors 6502

    afields

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    So after the restart just turn it off? Thanks.
     

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