Questions about reinstall for resale

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kallifornia, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. kallifornia macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    I have a 2008 MacBook that I want to sell possibly to a friend (and if that falls through, eBay). I reinstalled using the disk but then it wants me to create a user account and register which I don't want to do. The only reason I didn't just stop after reinstall is that I want to put back photoshop and Aperture on there for this person. I won't be using them anymore so I don't mind giving it to them. Is there a way to bypass the new user account and just put these programs on? Or can I just create a generic username for now? They can change this info and password later? The only thing I saw was that they can not change the folder name so I just put MyMac on there. If I just do the reinstall and quit before the create a new user page, can the buyer download the programs I've already purchased and supply them with the registration codes?? I don't have the disks because I downloaded the programs.

    Thanks for any help from a very unknowledgable Mac user!!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Do you have legit licenses for both products? If so, you are better off with selling them separately since the buyer probably won't pay much extra because of them. Remember that including something else than legit licenses is illegal.
  3. kallifornia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2011
    The programs are legit and I have purchased them. The friend I'm selling to (well a friend of a friend, I don't know them that well) wants these 2 programs and is willing to pay extra for them. If I end up selling on eBay, I can just reinstall again and quit before that movie starts so the new user starts with a fresh computer?? If I sell it on eBay I won't include the programs then. I just didn't want to sell the computer for extra to this friend telling him I can give him those 2 programs if in fact I or he can't get them back on there. Will the serial numbers work again? I wanted to install myself just to be sure they worked ok.


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