Will Internet Recovery save my password on reboot?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joedemax, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. joedemax macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012

    I'm selling my old MacBook Pro (Upgraded to an rMBP, YEAH!) and I've just used CMD R to reinstall OS X, and I noticed that I had to enter my password on startup. Please reassure me that on first boot the new user will not be able to use my Apple ID on the Mac App store and go nuts with my card.

  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Did you erase the partition first? If you do the install on an empty partition, it should go into the OS X setup on startup.

    It sounds like you did an install over an existing one, which would preserve your passwords, settings, apps, etc.
  3. joedemax thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
    Uh oh. I thought I did a fresh install. Time to open the box and check.

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