Preparing Macbook for sale

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

  1. milenkod macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2008
    Dublin, CA
    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

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. Joeski macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    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

    Jul 20, 2006
    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


    Jan 18, 2008
    Westland Michigan
    Don't forget to wipe all your germs off the keyboard and screen.:D

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