I'm going to give my old Mac to my grandson


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I have a new M1 iMac, but one program I have on it is still in Alpha. So I'm keeping my old late 2013 24" iMac, using it to boot to a SSD that has Mojave loaded, to run that one program. When the 64-bit version is in Beta, I will give my old iMac to my grandson.

Currently, that old iMac is running Catalina, as it is too old for Big Sur. I never boot to it, so I can convert it to my grandson's machine whenever. He is on our family plan so there is a fair amount of software I can leave on it. I just bought another external drive for Time Machine (I moved my old Time Machine to my new Mac).

What is the best way to convert that computer to my grandson's, keeping as much software as possible, none of my passwords?
 
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You can create a new user (your grandson) designated as Admin, and keep it that way with both of you as users. When the time comes to turn the whole thing over to him, you can delete, or archive, your user account. He should have access to all of the applications and other parts of the system except for your own user folder (should you decide to keep it there).
 
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