Leopard Restore

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

  1. honeycrisp macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2007
    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

    Feb 23, 2007
    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

    Nov 28, 2007
    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    If I purchased say, iWork 08, will it reinstall on the machine, or is it no longer valid after the first install?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


    Jun 27, 2007
    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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