Selling MP w/fresh install of 10.6, any prob with installing 10.9?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by rockinrocker, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    ….before handing it over to the guy I'm selling to?

    I know I have to put in my Apple ID info before it will d-load and install 10.9.

    Will there be any issue with him switching it over to his account or anything?

    Thanks
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You'll have to update to 10.6.8 before you can go to 10.9, but that should be all.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I've done this a couple of times recently.
    Both were friends who had a poor internet connection. I installed 10.6 and updated to 10.6.8, then upgraded to Mavericks - using my friend's AppleID.

    The reason? The Mavericks install would then be linked to YOU, and may cause the user a problem with a re-download, or even updates, in the future.
    Much better to avoid that by using your friend's AppleID to download free software, if the computer will belong to them.
    (Yes, I have the Mavericks installer on USB, too - but decided the full download was a better option for the selling systems - just my choice)
    And, both friends got systems that were already set up, and up-to-date at the time.
     
  4. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, that's pretty much exactly what I was wondering about.

    Probably better to leave the fresh 10.6.8 on there and let him deal with 10.9
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Definitely. He can download 10.9 using his own Apple ID.
     

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