7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2013 5:43 AM by Ralph Landry1
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About a year ago, I bought a used Mac Pro desktop.  I've been using it and enjoying it, but lately I've felt it was a bit slow for my uses (It's a Mac Pro 1,1), so I upgraded to a new Mac Pro.  I would like to wipe my old system back to factory before I donate it.  I found instructions online that described how to boot into the recovery console, wipe the main system drive, and then re-install Lion.  However, before it gets anywhere, it asks for my Apple ID.  However, since I bought the old system used, I've never purchased Lion.  I went to the App Store on my new system to try and see what my options are, but Lion isn't anywhere to be found.  I also saw some posts that mentioned hitting Command-Q when that prompt comes up, but that didn't do anything.


I really just want to get this computer back to it's out of the box state so I can give it to someone that can get some use out of it.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!


Ps.  This Mac is too old to run Mountain Lion - so downloading and running that is not an option.  Thanks!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)