How to set up the initial welcome languages animation?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by puma1552, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008
    I'm reformatting my MBA for it's soon-to-be new owner, and I would like them to have the same purchase experience I had, which includes getting the animated travel through space with the music and "welcome" in all different languages when they first turn it on.

    Is this easy to set up for them?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Install a fresh copy of the OS. When you get to the point of the welcome movie, power the machine off (e.g., press and hold the power button for several seconds). When the machine is powered on, it will go through the welcome process again.

    (Well, this worked for me. I assume it will work as well for you.)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    that wont ask for language :(
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    This worked for me as well when I sold my black Macbook last year.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    It doesn't ask for language when booting a brand new Mac either. It only does that when installing the OS. Note the OP said:

    It says nothing about asking for the language.

    Also, to the OP. If you want to go a bit further and do a clean install including all current updates to the OS, Safari, iLife, etc. try this how-to. It's a bit involved, but I think it's fun!
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    Hi Puma.

    Could you let us know how this goes? Im hoping to give my mac mini to my parents over Easter and as you say id like them to have the whole experience.

  7. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    For parents and family this would probably be cool. But I also wanted to share my feelings about it. If I bought a computer from an unknown 3rd party, the first thing I'd do would be to do an erase and install. Especially after reading that Mac OS X Hints link, there are just to many programs that could be installed without my knowledge, and I wouldn't want my data to be compromised right out of the box.
  8. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I would also do the 7x write over the drive to zero out everything 100% properly. I don't want someone else's kiddie porn to be on my drive! You just have no clue who used it before you even if it seems like a nice person is selling it to you.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Yeah, that's another benefit. When looking on craigslist, I stay away from people who advertise computers that come with tons of free music or "thousands of dollars worth" of programs, both of which are obviously pirated. I used to ask if the disks were included, but now I just don't even bother.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2010
    Hi Puma.

    Did your try this? Did it work? Im going home on Wednesday and would love to try this but i need the computer working by Thursday so im reluctant to do this without someone elses experience.

  11. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008
    Hey there, sorry for the late reply...I actually didn't bother to do it lol

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