Leopard Restore

Discussion in 'macOS' started by honeycrisp, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. honeycrisp macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, maybe a dumb question, but I appreciate the help...

    I have just sold my MacBook to someone on ebay. How do I restore the OS so all my files, documents, etc. are deleted, but my apps remain on the machine? Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

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    Depending on how big the files you want to keep are, you can put them on another drive/burn them to CD/DVD. Then reinstall the OS from the discs that came with your MacBook, as well as any other applications you want on it. There is also a way to make the setup assistant appear for the new owner, but I forgot how to do that.
     
  3. honeycrisp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Quick question...

    If I purchased say, iWork 08, will it reinstall on the machine, or is it no longer valid after the first install?
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    System Preferences / Accounts



    Create new account, make it admin.

    Logout current account, log in to new admin account.

    Delete old account. I think there is a secure delete option.
     

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