Unregistration needed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smewing, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. smewing macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    I recently sold an old iMac and would like to know what, if anything, I need to do to cut my connection to the computer in terms of registration. I cleaned the hard drive, so the new owner will not have access to my information, but I registered the machine and all the software in my name when I first got it.

    What happens if the new owner conducts questionable activities on it? Will the IP address be traceable to me still?

    Thanks to anyone with insight on this.
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    No. Just erase and reinstall OSX then shut down after the installation is done (so that when the new owner first boots the Mac, he'll be presented with the registration process, just like if he has just bought it new), and you're fine. If you're paranoid, you can do a erase in Disk Utilities when you boot with the installation CD or DVD. It has options to do various types of erasing.
  3. smewing thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008

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