12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2013 4:33 PM by Supreem
Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

I'm selling my 2010 MBP and I want to completely wipe the hard drive and re-install OSX and iLife for the new owner, I have all the original discs that came in the box and one is called 'OSX installer' and the other is called 'Applications installer'.

 

My question is when I re-install the OSX using the disc and putting what I assume was Snow Leopard back on (as it came from Apple brand new), how do I then put iLife on? is that on the 'Aapplications installer' disc?

 

Thanks


MacBook Pro
  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)
  • Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

    sanjampet wrote:

     

    Check the following:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5189?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Helpful but unless I'm missing something that link doesn't really address my question as it doesn't go as far back as Snow Leopard and neither does it say anything about re-installing iLife which is the main part of my question.

  • sanjampet Level 5 (7,760 points)

    The proceedure is basically the same. Using Disk Utilities, erase the disk, then reinstall the software OSX. (You will need your original install disc(s) for this.

     

    Power up the MBP, push in the install disc and hold the C key, this will make the machine boot from the install disk. Select your language, and the next pane select in the menu bar (Up Top to the left) Utilities>disk utilities.

    Then you can erase the disk by selecting your volume from the column on the left. (Your volume is by default named Macintosh HD, unlesss you re-named it)

     

    Select it (highlight) and click on the erase tab, format it to Mac os extended (Journaled) and name it Macintosh HD.

    Click erase. Then reinstall the OSX.  Run the software updates.

     

    If it is Snow Leopard the first update that should be run run is:


    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

     

     

    In regards to iLife you can try to install that as well, but there may be issues in updating, or maybe not.(This will depend on Apple ID)

  • Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

    Yeah well I have both of the 2 discs that came in the box of the MBP, one is labeled OS X and so is obviously Snow Leopard and the other is the labeled Applications so I assume that it has the iLife 09' on it and so after erasing the HD and re-installing Snow Leopard I should be able to install iLife 09' all back on without needing an Apple ID/App Store account.

     

    I'll have to put that disc labelled 'Applications' in my MBP tomorrow and see what it has on it.

  • LowLuster Level 6 (12,065 points)

    Since it is a 2010 model you have to reinstall the original OS X version that came on it when it was new. Which I believe is Snow Leopard and you do that with the Original system reinstall discs that came with the system. The once OS X is installed use the second disc in the set to reinstall the iLife app.

     

    Then you use this guide to reset the Setup assistant system so when the new owner turns it on for the first time it is like it was brand new.

     

     

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20121202080339900

     

    Also you must supply the original system discs with the system when you sell it.

  • Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks man!

  • LowLuster Level 6 (12,065 points)

    You're welcome.

     

    I edited my post, not sure you saw it.

     

    You must supply those original system reinstall discs with the system when you sell it.

  • Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

    LowLuster wrote:

     

    You're welcome.

     

    I edited my post, not sure you saw it.

     

    You must supply those original system reinstall discs with the system when you sell it.

    Oh yeah for sure I will be putting them in the box with the MBP, I have just got a new 2013 rMBP so I have no use for the discs.

     

    I was thinking I will do exactly as you said above then when the new owner gets it he/she can sign-into the Appstore with their own ID and obviously update the OS X from Snow Leopard to Mavericks, not sure about how Mavericks will like iLife 09', maybe it will chuck some updates at the various apps in iLife 09' haha either way that's not for me to worry about.

  • LowLuster Level 6 (12,065 points)

    Also when you boot the Mac from the SL install DVD you must use disk utility, it is in the utilities menu item, to Repartition the drive as One Partition to remove the Recovery HD partition created by any one of the Download only version of OS X, Lion, Mt Lion and Mavericks.

     

    All they have to do is Update the iLife apps using software update before they upgrade to Mavericks. All the newer versions will be installed, along with SL 10.6.8, and then again once they upgrade to one of the download only OS X versions. iLife will keep working and they will get the most recent versions.

  • Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

    Once I've put the SL back on and put the iLife 09' back on, then let's say I click the 'Software Update' and do all the updates, if I then do the reset of the Set-up Assistant will the software updates to SL and iLife 09' remain on there? So all the new person has to do is update to Mavericks.

  • LowLuster Level 6 (12,065 points)

    Yes that works also. At any time you can reset the setup assistant system.

     

    So you are a very conscientious seller. That is great. Most people sell their older Mac with one of the downloaded only OS X version and no original discs. Leaving the buyer between a rock and a hard spot.

  • Supreem Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks man, yeah I prefer not to have a confused buyer emailing me with questions which I can't solve without having access to the laptop itself, so I'd rather make things as simple and easy for them as possible, could be someone's first Mac, best to make it a nice intro