Passing on a MacBook

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  1. andyd409, Nov 4, 2011
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    andyd409 macrumors member

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    I have a friend who recently went through a double lung transplant. He is now in intensive care for a week or so. But soon he will get out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room and then on to a place close to the hospital for about 4 months as he needs to check-in every other day so that his progress can be closely monitored. He will not be able to go anywhere except the hospital and he will need something to do.

    I would like to just buy him a new laptop, but he would not accept it, but I do have a MacBook (early 2009) that is still in very good condition but I no longer use because I have a MacBook Air.

    What I would like to do is to wipe it, and pre-configure it with 10.7.2 and iLife and iWork. But I want to make it so that when he first turns it on he gets the “new Mac” experience of seeing the welcome screen and then registering the computer and such.

    How do I do this?

    Can I do this, or do I need to get help from Apple? (like going to an Apple store and getting a “Genius” to help)

    Thanks,

    Andy D
     
  2. DemonicZeus macrumors member

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    I am not so sure that early 2003 mac could run lion... Is it the macbook air or what???

    You can just do it by your self
     
  3. andyd409 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. but...

    I made a mistake, it is not 2003, it is an early 2009 and I currently have 10.7 running on it, but I want to wipe it and make it start up like a new Mac.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  4. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    What is the point of the personal story- why not simply ask the question?
     
  5. andyd409 thread starter macrumors member

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    Because.
     
  6. DryEyez macrumors 6502

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    It's his thread he can write what he wants, and to convey the WHY in what he is doing, which I enjoyed reading. +1 to op
     
  7. broad macrumors member

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    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15701551#15701551

     
  8. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    Wow
     
  9. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502

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    What's the point of asking what's the point? Sheesh.
     
  10. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    +1 to the OP, doing his friend the right way, nice to know there are still cool folks out there, so let him have his story, people helped so need to all stop with the negative remarks.
     
  11. myrtlebee, Nov 20, 2011
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    myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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