clean OS X install before selling hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HiFiGuy528, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I am selling my old 320GB HD on CL. I was wondering if I do a clean OS X install on it, will I be able to just pop it into the buyer's MacBook and have it running straight away? Will there be problems with my copy of OS X?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Of course, you are selling the disc with the hard drive because otherwise that would be a licensing agreement violation.

    Yes, you can clean-install OS X onto a HD and then pop it into another Mac. I would recommend doing a disk erase, however, to remove any sensitive bits you don't want to share.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I don't plan to sell the disc. I can't use it again on my HD?
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    You can but you will still be breaking the licensing agreement.
  5. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
    ^^^^ theres a licencing agreement :| who knew dont bother selling the disk no one really cares who buys it just install it keep the disk yay no ones gunna find out and ur not gunna get arrested nor does anyone care

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