Sell MBP. Keep Programs.

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  1. MacKid1983 macrumors 6502

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    I am selling my MBP and I want to delete all files on it for the new owner but I want to keep the programs on it like FCP and Microsoft 2011. How do I do this? Any Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Backup your computer with an external hard drive.
     
  3. krravi macrumors 65816

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    Make a Time Machine backup. Then wipe the mac and sell it.

    When its time to install again on another machine, just do migration assistance from Time Machine Backup and you will have all your programs back. I mean "All", because it doesnt allow you to restore specific applications.
     
  4. MacKid1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh I wasn't clear. How do I keep the programs on the lap top for the owner.... Is it not possible?
     
  5. lightz39 macrumors regular

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    Wipe it then reinstall the programs you want to give them.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Illegal...
     
  7. MacKid1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    When you by FCP or a Microsoft product you only have a single license for it. If you give the MBP to a new user you have to either remove the purchased software or not use it on your new machine.

    I wouldn't say illegal, i would say it's against the EULA.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Right, "frowned upon."
     
  10. spartacvs macrumors member

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    This is what I thought you meant at first that you're trying to give the softwares to the new owner. Do a clean install of the OS then install the programs you want to give.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    But if you give the programs to the new owner, you give up your own copy - you can't give away FCP and then continue to use FCP on a different Mac you own.
     
  12. MacKid1983 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gotchya. I'll just keep for me and do a wipe of the computer so I know all data is deleted. :) Thanks everyone! Have a great weekend! I want the new MBP Retina.
     
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Technically illegal. You don't really own the software, you own a license to use it. Most EULA's clearly state that the publisher owns the software and you're just buying the right to use it. It's how they get past First Sale Doctrine restrictions. Interesting read really, and I think we'll be seeing more of that play out in the courts once distribution becomes more and more digital.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-sale_doctrine
     

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