2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 3:57 AM by Rick Lecoat
Rick Lecoat Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

Hi; I'm likely to be selling my Macbook Pro (early 2008) in the near future. After I've wiped the hard drive I will reinstall OSX from the original installer DVD (Leopard, I think). I want the buyer to be able to start from the ‘Welcome/setup’ proceedure, as if they were starting up a new Mac, so I won't install the OSX upgrades that I have (I'm currently on Lion) since my recollection is that I would need to move past the ‘Welcome’ stage in order to make those upgrades. I would, however, like to pass those upgrades on to the buyer so that they can benefit from them (they were bought for this machine, after all).


The Snow Leopard upgrade is no problem—I just pass the SL installer DVD to the new owner—but the upgrade to Lion, being bought from the App Store and thus linked to my Apple ID, is potentially more problematic. If I were to simply copy the ‘Install Mac OS X Lion’ installer file onto a disk and give the buyer that, would it work? If not, is there an alternative method to pass that upgrade on to the new buyer?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, 256 GB SSD