selling mac help

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by midouban, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. midouban macrumors newbie

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    Oct 22, 2013
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    Hi! I recently bought a new mac and i want to sell my own one which originally came with Lion. I have already transferred my files, all that is left is to restore it back to the original virgin environment and let the new owner defile the computer :p

    Anywho, I found this article online:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5189

    Great, just what i need! Erased the hdd, went back only to see that the mavericks has replaced my lion recovery thingy (I was expecting to see Lion installation, it was Mavericks). I thought - even better! Sell it with the newest software installed!

    However, it asks me to enter my apple id in order to install the OS, which makes no sense!!! I want to clean install everything, bring it back to the original state.

    Any help? Can I reinstall the system without Apple ID? All I want is to sell the Mac and when the new owner gets it and opens the screen to see the Welcome, choose a language, insert your apple id thing. HELP!
     
  2. midouban thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oct 22, 2013
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    Well, my post was premature!

    I restarted the mac with command+ option+ R, it went into internet recovery for 5 mins, after that it gave me the option for Lion and it did not ask for my apple id. Installing right now, hopefully it will be fine! :)
     

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