MBP 2012 factory reset/OS question

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  1. TG1964 macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I am selling a 2012 MBP and have just erased the hard drive and restored it to factory settings. I was using El Capitan before I wiped it, but when I restored it to the factory settings, I think it re-installed Mountain Lion. The person buying it tried it out when El Capitan was installed. Am I right in thinking that they can upgrade to El Capitan when they set up the MBP with their own Apple ID? Thanks.
     
  2. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    They will be able to set it up on Mountain Lion, then upgrade to El Capitan using the App Store with their own Apple ID.
     
  3. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    They will be given the opportunity on the AppStore to upgrade to Sierra. If the buyer "purchased" (downloaded) El Capitan in the past, it will show up in their Purchased list. Otherwise, if the buyer wants to download El Capitan and they search for it on the App Store, it won't show up - an Internet search (or a search of this site) will turn up the link to the El Capitan download.
     
  4. TG1964 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, thanks to you both for your quick response.
     

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