When I sell my computer..........

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  1. 3wood macrumors member

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    Apple suggests that when a computer is to be sold (such as my iMac in this case), certain things are to be done such as signing out of itunes, messages, icloud etc, deauthorizing computer and so on.

    My question is this:
    I transferred all content from the iMac I'm selling to a Macbook Pro I recently acquired by cloning the iMac drive and putting the clone on the MBP. So If I deauthorize the iMac, will it have the effect of deauthorizing both computers since I used the cloning method?

    I did rename the MBP so it no longer has the same as the iMac.
    I hope my question is understood as I wasn't quite sure how to ask it.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Reed
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:15:00 PM EST
     
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    No, it will only deauthorize the computer you're on.
     
  3. 3wood thread starter macrumors member

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    There's also an option in your iTunes account to deauthorize all the devices you've ever authorized ... sometimes you can't use it for a certain period of time though.
     
  5. 3wood thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I should look into that as I may be close or at the limit.
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Just follow the steps in the Apple support document What to do before selling or going your Mac. This will answer most of your questions.
     
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