Giving Mac to new owner - How to?

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

  1. KlytusLord macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.
     
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  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    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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