Returning 2009 MBP to factory w/ Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Boxer757, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Boxer757 macrumors member

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    I'll try keeping this short and sweet. I just ordered a new rMBP. My 2009 13" MBP is going to my momma. I want to wipe the drive and give it to her like it's a brand new computer (will probably reinstall Microsoft Office for her). I am currently running Snow Leopard.

    How do I give her the computer with a clean Mavericks install?

    Can I go ahead and update it to Mavericks so I can tinker with it for a couple of weeks until my BTO gets in, then wipe it to factory fresh for her?

    Thanks, this is my first time trying to offload a mac I've been using...
     
  2. MrManiac macrumors newbie

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    I follow the intructions on this article to do a clean install of Mavericks. You have to use CLI but it is complete step by step guide.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Boxer757 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm so looks like I can do whatever I want with the machine and then when I'm ready to give to to her just install with a bootable USB.

    Will all of the first-party apple apps install when I install Mavericks? iPhoto, iTunes, etc?
     
  4. MrManiac macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it'll be like you never touched it. All default apps will be there. You can also clean install over the internet using internet recovery tools if you don't have a Flash Drive laying around.
     

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