In regards to selling and a factory reset

Caponey

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Jun 24, 2013
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I am going to put my Mac up for sale and was wondering how exactly to protect myself. I know how to restore to factory settings, but I have to enter my apple account username and password to do so. Is there something I need to do afterwards to wipe my username and password from the machine or does it not get stored with a factory reset?

Thank you much!
 

Taz Mangus

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I am going to put my Mac up for sale and was wondering how exactly to protect myself. I know how to restore to factory settings, but I have to enter my apple account username and password to do so. Is there something I need to do afterwards to wipe my username and password from the machine or does it not get stored with a factory reset?

Thank you much!
I would suggest erasing (zeroing) out the hard drive and reinstall OS X from scratch. Don't setup anything after the install. Before doing any of this make sure you have a backup.
 

Caponey

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Jun 24, 2013
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I would suggest erasing (zeroing) out the hard drive and reinstall OS X from scratch. Don't setup anything after the install. Before doing any of this make sure you have a backup.
right, but in order to install from scratch, it has me put in my Apple username and password before downloading the OS. I'm thinking that must just be for verification before it downloads and doesn't store anything on the machine probably.
 

Taz Mangus

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right, but in order to install from scratch, it has me put in my Apple username and password before downloading the OS. I'm thinking that must just be for verification before it downloads and doesn't store anything on the machine probably.
Yes the password is just to be able to download the OS.
 

Caponey

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Jun 24, 2013
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Yes the password is just to be able to download the OS.
appreciate it Taz, my man. I had a feeling that would be the case after I asked the question, but good to be on the safe side. Thanks again!
 
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