Preparing Macbook for sale

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by milenkod, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. milenkod macrumors member

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    I'll be selling my Macbook to a co-worker in a few weeks. She asked me to keep the applications intact so she wouldn't have to re-install them. If I create a new user in her name and delete myself thereafter, would that preserve the applications and erase my personal data?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. Joeski macrumors member

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    I did the same thing with my MacBook Air for my boss last week. Granted, i barely had anything on it because it was my back up laptop (which is why i sold it) but i figured it was much easier to just reinstall and have everything in her name than try to remember what information i had on it.
     
  4. menthol moose macrumors regular

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    If you want you can reinstall, install some applications she might need, and then reset the machine so that it runs the first startup stuff again and creates a new user account.
     
  5. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget to wipe all your germs off the keyboard and screen.:D
     

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