Going to Sell Soon....how do I wipe HD and KEEP Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yanksrock100, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

    yanksrock100

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    Hey guys. I have a late 2008 Aluminum Macbook. Upgraded to 8gb of RAM, and of course, OS Lion.

    Now Ive tired to look all over and cant find a real answer. Can I, and How do I, wipe my entire HD (after I back it up to an external) and keep Lion? I know I will get more money with lion, not Snow Leopard. Since I've already done it, I dont want the buy to spend another $29.

    If anyone was wondering, Im going to be buying a 13 inch air. :apple:

    And If anyone can tell me an tips on how to sell it, that would be great! (Im selling on eBay, so any ways to get more views bidders? Should I even have it as a bid, or buy it now? :confused:) Haha anything would be appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Yanksrock1000
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Lion will be tied to your Mac App Store (MAS) user account though.
    You could however boot from the Recovery Partition and then wipe the Mac OS X HDD and then do a reinstall and shut it off, when it comes to registering.
    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

    Mac 101: Preparing your old Mac for sale or recycling

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    Links to guides on how to use Disk Utility, the application Mac OS X provides for managing internal and external HDD/SSDs and its formats.
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  3. yanksrock100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yanksrock100

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    Thanks!
     
  4. NINGUY72084 macrumors newbie

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  5. CandyDane macrumors newbie

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    After I've erased the disk and gotten to the Welcome Wizard, I plan to quit by pressing the Command+Q and turning off my MBP. Then give it (and the OSX disc to the buyer.

    Should I remove the OSX disc before I shut off the MPB or leave it in the computer?
     

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