Giving Mac to new owner - How to?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KlytusLord, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. KlytusLord macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2011
    Hello all,

    I am getting my new iMac today, yay me!

    My old iMac (previous model running SL) is going to my mom, and I am getting it ready for her.

    My question:

    I want to get Lion for her, and I am not 100% how to go about it so it will be a new legal copy for the new user, my mom.

    I am thinking that what I need to do is login as her (I already created a new user account for her) and setup an Apple ID for her, and then purchase Lion via the App Store using her ID.

    I am then planning on doing a clean install of Lion via USB drive, to fully erase the HD and give her a clean system that only has her own details, etc.

    Would my approach work? Any other things I should do?

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. eric/ Guest


    Sep 19, 2011
    Ohio, United States
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    that seems right!
    Maybe you could install her some of your programs for her use. Maybe set up home sharing in iTunes? For a personal touch maybe make the desktop picture of a family member or pet?

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