Remove file to show new mac setup movie again?

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You know how when you install a new OS or get a new Mac you get that nifty little movie that plays and you register all your components and make a new user? What file(s) do you delete in order to get that movie back so when I give this iBook away (my old one) it'll bring that up and the user can input whatever info necessary? (The, Welcome, Bienvio, (Japanese Welcome), etc. etc.)

    I DO NOT WANT TO REINSTALL THE OS, OK GOT IT!!! I POSTED THIS IN POST #3, BUT YOU GUYS AREN'T READING IT!!!
     
  2. socamx macrumors 6502

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    Erase the hard drive, maybe zero it out a few times to make sure your data is gone, and reinstall 10. Just don't reboot after the install finishes, shut it off.
     
  3. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Try again, not gonna work, since it needs CD 2 of the install to finish installing stuff. I've already installed the OS, no need to do it again, there is a file you can delete to make it appear again. I don't want to reinstall the OS.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I think I remember reading about this somewhere. If I recall correctly, you should wipe the hard drive, insert the discs and go through the steps until you get to the point where it asks you to set up an account for the machine. If you Cmd-Q quit at that point, you should be all set. The next time you turn it on, you'll get the welcome video.
     
  5. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok you guys aren't getting it, I'm not installing the OS again, ok, got it?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Well you won't get that screen again unless you REINSTALL your operating system.
     
  7. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There's a way, I promise
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Well there's a way to view the Quicktime movie again but once you've registered it once you have to reinstall the OS for that complete registration screen to come up again.
     
  9. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I promise you, there is a file you delete and you can, on the next boot, bring it back up again
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You've already made a user account though. The entire process is designed to register and create that first account.
     
  11. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Right, but there is a file you remove in order to bring that screen back up
     

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