New to MBP...what's the best way to do this?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by lightning33, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. lightning33, Nov 4, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013

    lightning33 macrumors member

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    So, I just bought my brother-in-laws 2011 13" MBP (8GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive, etc etc etc for 350...good deal, right?). I would like to try and make this a brand new-ish computer and get rid of his settings and whatnot. HOWEVER, he had some (like, 2) applications/programs on it I want to keep. So, how do I basically wipe this machine and start over, but keep the apps/programs (MS Office and iExplore).

    Thanks!!

    I put the question in this forum because I have upgraded the OS to Mavericks. I thought doing that and making a new user account might do it, but some of the stuff from before remains.
     
  2. Michael Goff macrumors G3

    Michael Goff

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    Is there any way you can get the Key for Office and just install it again after you re-install? Don't know about iExplore, no clue what it is.
     
  3. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

    TheBacklash

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    Creating a new user account should allow you to keep Office.
    Just create a new user, log in and verify that everything is there and working before you do anything harsh.

    But the $350 part... Good deal.
     

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