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10.5: Create an updated OS X install on a to-be-sold Mac
Authored by: UberFu on Aug 10, '09 10:05:34AM

The original post did actually mention performing a complete Clean Install and wiping the drive in the process.

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But I have to agree that this is a complete waste of time if one has plans to sell the machine.

An easier way to handle setting up a machine for a sister (or other family memebr/ friend) would simply be to ask them what they'd like their USERID to be. Not hard. And since you're going thru so much trouble to tweak the intial setup - one more thing won't kill you. And since it's a family member and you'll probably be the tech support for them if anything goes wrong then knowing their password won't be an issue either.

Then you can simply skip all the non-sensical steps used to "trick" the system into thinking it's a virgin install that happens to have all the latest updates.

Waste of time.

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