Best option to prepare for resell

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MelonMellow, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. MelonMellow macrumors newbie

    MelonMellow

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    I need advice and help to reset my MacBook Air Mid 2012 (1.8Gz),

    what things I need to be concern when I'm reinstalling, and which is the best way to whip entirely?


    Thanks for reply!! :)
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

    firedept

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    Here are the steps on how to prepare your Mac for selling purposes directly from Apple.
     
  3. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Pull the hard drive of course...!

    Kidding aside, the steps above will work fine for an "erase and install" as it used to be called. Another term used is "clean install."

    If you're like me and don't use fully iCloud, a backup of your data via TimeMachine is a super simple. On your next Mac, you can easily set up the new unit from your backup. It's not a bad idea to also manually copy important files (resumes, photos, etc) to separate external media either, just in case something goes wonky with your TimeMachine restore.
     

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