Giving MBP to my Mom

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fazzl, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2007
    So im getting the new 13 inch MBP and want to give my current mbp to my mom.

    How can i create a new user account for her, make her admin, then wipe out my account? This way I don't have to reinstall all the apps over again etc.
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2004
    First, to make her account an administrator:
    Go to System Preferences>Accounts>Authenticate by clicking the lock in the bottom left>Click + Button, add her account as an Administrator using the drop down list.

    Then, simply log out of your account and into hers. Proceed to the same area of system preferences, authenticate, and select your old account. Now, just click the - (minus) button instead to delete your account.

  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah just create her an admin account and delete yours; be sure to zero-out the free space after you delete your accounts, so there is no off-chance that your mother will find your pr0n collection.

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