Reformating 13" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MUWarrior10, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. MUWarrior10 macrumors member

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    I am selling my late 2011 13" mbp to my friend. I have deleted pretty much every file I could find on the computer and am not uncomfortable potentially selling it with some data on there. However, I want to ensure she has the best performance possible and maintain use of my apps I have on there (microsoft office/adobe suites).

    My question is there an easy way to do this while running the latest version of Mavericks?
     
  2. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

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    Restart and hold the option key, boot into recovery and format the hard drive from there. Then select reinstall OSX and it will do a clean install. You can't watch a video on YouTube of how to do it, but its simple.

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    Never mind, you want to keep your apps.
     
  3. MUWarrior10 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip! I went ahead and did it! At the end of the day just way easier to do this way than screw around trying to keep some apps.
     
  4. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

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    Glad it worked for you, I just noticed the typo in my original post. It should have said you CAN watch a video of it on YouTube, not can't, but I'm sure you figured that out.
     

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