Transferring a Macbook to Someone Else Clean Install Operating System Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattmikulla, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. mattmikulla macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009
    Here's my situation. I just purchased my new Macbook Pro Retina. I will be giving my mid 2007 Macbook Pro to my girlfriend.

    I want to load Lion or Mountain Lion, hopefully arriving next week, onto the 2007 MBP with a fresh install, completely wiping the computer to new.

    I should note that the 2007 MBP's disc drive is no longer functioning.

    What would be the best process to get a clean version of an operating system on the machine to where I am no longer an admin and the OS isn't connected to my Apple ID or account?

  2. themumu macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2011
    Lion can be booted off a USB device. Just install it as new, and when it reboots, let her fill in her user info.

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