Problem preparing MacBook for sale

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by scrob, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. scrob macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    I am currently preparing to sell my 2007 MacBook and I have a problem - the boot disk is OSX Tiger but the MacBook has since been upgraded to Snow Leopard. However I have lost the Snow Leopard upgrade disk :(

    Is there any way to format the computer and start afresh with Snow Leopard if I don't have the disk? I don't want to have to pay for a Snow Leopard disk as I already plan on paying to upgrade it to Lion, and it cannot be upgraded to Lion straight from Tiger afaik.

    Am I being thick? Please help!

    Rob
     
  2. scrob thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I think I have a solution, I will make a Lion boot disk on USB and use that to reformat the MacBook.

    Will that solve my problem?
     
  3. iRyno macrumors newbie

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    Yes. Once you download Lion go to applications and right click the installer. Choose "Show Package Contents". Then navigate to Contents folder then to Shared Support. Look for a file named "InstallESD.dmg". Burn that image and your good. :)
     
  4. innocentsheep macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly what I did to my Macbook that was running Tiger. Worked perfectly.
     
  5. lordmac macrumors regular

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    I just did the same thing very successfully (formatted a mac I want to sell and installed lion on it) now is there anyway to reinstall the copy of ilife '11 I bought for the computer without creating a user account (I want to leave the mac so it runs the setup assistant and everything for the person I am selling it too)



    - Thanks
     
  6. GenesisJLS macrumors regular

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    Do as lordmac suggests.
     
  7. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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