Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Rors)
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to Rors)
If you boot in Recovery Mode, erase the main Macintosh HD partition and reinstall Lion, if the unit came with the OS from factory, the installer will confirm that it is Lion-eligible thru its serial no. and not request App Store authentication. However, I have no idea what will happen to iLife and if it will still be freely downloadable from the Store afterwards. I know for a fact that the model-specific Lion installer that Recovery Mode's Reinstall Lion option downloads and runs does NOT contain iLife.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to Rors)
Re-boot while holding down Command + R. Use Disk Utility to erase the drive, then reinstall Lion. At the first screen where you select language, shut the computer down. Deliver it to the buyer. Tell the buyer to login to the Mac app store with his/her Apple ID to register iLife & redownload such. That's all you need to do.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to Rors)
I get the feeling it will be tied to my AppleID which is what I'm trying to avoid.
The AppleID of last user to download Lion to the machine is obviously recorded at Apple, thus that can be used in investigation purposes, but it's not like the police are going to get a conviction based upon this sole evidence.
Lion is not copy protected but the MacAppStore apps are, including iLife which you will have to erase to erase your ID info off the machine.
Likely in short order the new user will buy something from MAS with their AppleID, therefore copy protection and computer ID's are then tied together, leaving you in the past as the last operator of the machine.
Also I'm sure the IP address of the new user is also recorded when they Software Update or something.
I think the only problem for you would be is if the next guy used your recently purchased machine outside your house, on your WiFi (that's still on the machine) and then commits a online criminal act.
So I suggest as soon as you sell it, to change your WiFI SSID and password.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to ds store)
From my experimentation, Lion Recovery appears to pull Wi-Fi configs from the main partition. Hence, once that is wiped, reinstalled and the Mac restarted, poof goes your data.
Not that it is a Good Idea to change passwords on a regular basis, mind you.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to Courcoul)
Lion Recovery appears to pull Wi-Fi configs from the main partition. Hence, once that is wiped, reinstalled and the Mac restarted, poof goes your data.
So if you have a erased Macintosh HD partition and reboot the machine back into Recovery (to clear the RAM of the WiFi settings) you have to enter the WiFi settings manually to download Lion correct?
Once Lion is installed, with not Wifi settings, if you reboot back into Recovery again, you have to enter your WiFi settings manually again correct?
If you have Lion already configured with Wifi settings, and you boot into Recovery to only reinstall Lion, you don't have to enter Wifi settings right?