Selling old Macbook

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  1. Osubuck37 macrumors newbie

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    I currently have the 2008 unibody Macbook 2008 running Snow Leopard that I want to sell. However, I lost the install disk.

    Is there any way to rproperly sell this computer without having the install disk?

    And if I have to buy a new disk, should I just rebuy the Snow Leopard, or get something else?

    This computer is 2ghz intel core duo with 4gb of ram.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a

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    You have two options really. If you want to do a clean install of the operating system in this case Snow Leopard but, you will have to acquire an install disc somehow. Or you can get OS X Yosemite and make a bootable USB drive and use that to do a clean install and install OS X Yosemite in the process.
     
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    That's the easiest and quickest way.
     
  4. Osubuck37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses. I wish I wasn't so computer illiterate because that process seems rather tricky.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It's quite easy actually. Just download Yosemite from the Mac App Store and then use DiskMaker X to create your installation disk on a USB pen drive or an SD card. It'll do everything for you automatically with a few mouse clicks.
     
  6. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    No it is not tricky.
    Here are the instructions directly from Apple https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372
     
  7. Joelburman macrumors regular

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    I'd actually go for Mavericks instead of Yosemite if possible on such older MB.
     
  8. diane143 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2008 unibody and I loved Snow Leopard on it. When I get a new MBP, I'm going to wipe the unibody and reinstall with SL
     

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