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How to reset Lion back to the Setup Assistant
Authored by: jolinwarren on Dec 05, '12 12:26:00PM

When preparing a Mac for sale/passing on, I do wipe the drive (usually with seven-pass data overwrite) and reinstall the OS. But as others have said, if you want to install software such as the iLife that came with the computer, you need to create an account to do so. I also include the original disks, but most computer users aren't tech-savvy enough to install the software if it's not on the drive. I also run software update as others have mentioned. My experience in technical support for friends shows that non-tech people often don't install updates even though you get notified and it's a one-click process. I consider it good manners when selling a Mac to ship it in an up-to-date condition that provides a proper 'out of the box' experience (I.e. the Setup Assistant). Hence this hint. :-)



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How to reset Lion back to the Setup Assistant
Authored by: Unsoluble on Dec 05, '12 09:19:11PM

I approach passing on computers to others exactly the same way; your work on this hint is much appreciated. :)



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