Help Please to wipe and reinstall OS

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by boogiedout, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. boogiedout macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I have given my macbook air 2012 to my eldest daughter. I have still have my account on it and hers. The macbook is now running out of disk space and I want to set it up clean for her to use.
    What I need help with is this. I want to do a fresh install of el capitan for her. If I factory reset the air, its currently on yosemite, can I install el capitan and then load all her files, photos, apps and stuff from a time machine backup?
    Thanks in advice for any help!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Save yourself time and just delete your account (it'll delete all your files) then just update the OS.
     
  3. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with Gav2k here. Simply deleting your old account is a lot easier than completely starting over from scratch – and will offer the exact same results.

    If your daughter has admin privileges in the Users preference panel, then it should be a one-click fix.
     
  4. boogiedout thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for this, I didn't know this was an option. Can I just give her account the admin privileges from my account?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You can indeed. Then sign out of your account and into hers the. You can delete yours from hers. Nice and simple.
     
  6. boogiedout thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers you're a superstar! ill let you know how i get on
     

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