Clearing personal data before resale...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JoeyBam, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. JoeyBam macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a year old MacBook Pro that I am going to sell, and I have a question...

    How do I clear all of my personal information (name, login IDs, passwords, etc) before I sell the machine?

    Also, if I do that, can I still leave software on there that I have purchased?

    Thanks very much for any help.

    JB
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do a Clean Install, and no, that will not leave any software you have installed yourself, as the buyer can install that software him/herself, if you also sell the licenses.

    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:

    Perform a Clean Install of OS X Lion on Your Mac

    Mac 101: Preparing your old Mac for sale or recycling
     

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