Ghost of the previous owner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Neiloid, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Neiloid macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Hants, UK

    I Picked up a second hand 2011 2.3 mini and though the previous user took their files when I went to sync my iPad with iTunes I was told there was another user associated with the account.....

    Would a clean instal of Mountain Lion, replacing the current Lion, cure this?

    There seems to be a number of reminders of the previous owner which I am keep to remove.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes it certainly would as long as you do a true clean install by formating Macintosh HD before the install. Just be aware you will lose any apps you have in there.
  3. Neiloid thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Hants, UK

    Thanks for your reply Weaselboy.

    The only apps I want are the ones that it comes with - I want an "as new" experience and then add apps I want or need. I've not added music or photos that I've not got on my iPad or iPhone so there's no data to save.

    I've got my 8 gig of Crucial ram on the way and a 16 gig memory stick for the clean instal. Hopefully by this time next week all be good.

    Thanks again for your help.


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