Formatting my macbook pro so it can be sold

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ritze, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. ritze macrumors member

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    i am selling a rev.a macbook pro for the new penryn macbook pro and i wanted to know how to format the old mbp so that when the buyer first starts up the comp it will be like when you first a mac (you can enter your name etc.) would i just format and then not restart after intalling...just switch it off...?

    any help would be appreciated
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    do an erase and install and shut it down when the Setup Assistant appears.

    i havent tried this but i think the intro movie and setup always restarts if the laptop is shutdown before the Setup Assistant is completed because an invisible file ".AppleSetupDone" in /private/var/db/ is not created.

    more info here
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    just shut it down just after the installation, instead of just restarting it.
     
  4. ritze thread starter macrumors member

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    okay cool thanks i just wanted to make sure...that is what i thought i had to do
     
  5. hooly macrumors regular

    hooly

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    Hi Ritze I'd be grateful if you would confirm whether this goes ok; I will be selling mine shortly.

    Cheers

    K.
     

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