Ghost of the previous owner

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

  1. Neiloid macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi

    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.

    Neil
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    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

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    #3
    Excellent.

    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.

    Neil.
     

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