Reinstall OS X for resale?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by UKmacman, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. UKmacman macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    I want to sell my mid 2011 MacBook Air but after doing a hard drive wipe I go to install the OS again but I have to add my Apple ID. The computer didn't come with any discs.

    How do I reinstall without this as I want to see the computer and let the new owner set up an account etc. Also if I do set this up does it make a difference that the OS is downloaded under my account?
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    How did you reinstall the OS? Via Internet recovery or from a bootable drive with the OS X installer?
  3. UKmacman thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    Internet recovery. I don't have anything else.
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    You don't have to add your AppleID for installing the OS, only for downloading it. Your AppleID won't be visible anywhere on the machine, when installation is finished.

    And as soon as you have installed the OS, you can just shut it down. It should go directly to the "Setup a new Mac" interface.

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