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I want to sell my macbook pro with lion.  How do I prepare it for sale?

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  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,305 points)

    Mike Boreham wrote:

     

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    Csound1 wrote:

    You're right, apologies, and what a pain to deal with when selling an older but upgraded Mac, transfer would make more sense (especially as a replacement Mac will include a copy of the current OS)

    I guess you could always give the buyer your AppleID and password so they can reinstall if they need to.

     

    !!!!!

     

    Am I misunderstanding this? You could give them your bank details and PIN while you are at it.

    Can you give me another way to sell your Mac (that did not ship with Lion) with a fully functioning Lion installation already on it as Csound1 thinks should be possible. Note that if you have to tell someone it is sarcasm, it loses all entertainment value.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,090 points)

    Can you give me another way to sell your Mac (that did not ship with Lion) with a fully functioning Lion installation already on it as Csound1 thinks should be possible. Note that if you have to tell someone it is sarcasm, it loses all entertainment value.

     

    The only method anyone has come up with (which would be legal) is to a) wipe the drive and reinstall the original OS, and b) purchase the $69 Lion USB thumb drive from the Apple store - that should work since the purchase is not recorded by MAS. Give that to the buyer. Other than that, the SLA is very clear.

  • Mike Boreham Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)

    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    Note that if you have to tell someone it is sarcasm, it loses all entertainment value.

     

    Sorry missed it !

     

    Sarcasm (including mine) is always risky on international forums.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,305 points)

    babowa wrote:

     

    Can you give me another way to sell your Mac (that did not ship with Lion) with a fully functioning Lion installation already on it as Csound1 thinks should be possible. Note that if you have to tell someone it is sarcasm, it loses all entertainment value.

     

    The only method anyone has come up with (which would be legal) is to a) wipe the drive and reinstall the original OS, and b) purchase the $69 Lion USB thumb drive from the Apple store - that should work since the purchase is not recorded by MAS. Give that to the buyer. Other than that, the SLA is very clear.

    Good point I hadn't though of, but it would be cheaper to discount the Mac by $30 and point them to the Mac App Store.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,090 points)
    Good point I hadn't though of, but it would be cheaper to discount the Mac by $30 and point them to the Mac App Store.

     

    Agrred - but, you had asked about giving a buyer a Mac with Lion installed.....

  • jimblu Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Before you sell your computer, you probably should deactivate your iTunes Store account through iTunes/Store/Deauthorize This Computer/. If you don't, your old computer will show up in your iTunes/Account Information/Apple ID Summary, where there is a button to "Deauthorize All." To make things easier, unauthorized it before you sell it.

     

    To learn more about what your apple id is tied into, go to appleid.apple.com.

     

    You also spoke of Adobe products. If you installed the Flash Player Plug-In, you can deauthorize that to @ system preferences/flash player/advanced/deauthorize this computer.

  • JL1365 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, my post is late in the game, but with CS4, YES, you must deactivate it prior to removal.  If you wipe the drive, and don't deactivate, when you or anyone else goes to use CS4, it will tell you (and I've been through this), that it is unable to activate as it's licensed to another computer.  This happened when my Macbook crashed and the harddrive died. I was crap out of luck of being able to reactivate CS4 on my new macbook Pro

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