Hardware specs on startup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hogweed, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. hogweed macrumors newbie

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    I have wiped a MacBook Pro and installed Leopard. Unfortunately, I now can’t remember what RAM/HDD are fitted (yes, I know, and I don’t even drink…). I know Macs don’t have a BIOS as such, but is there ANY way I can find out what’s in it? Reading the serial number plate under the battery doesn’t help as it’s had extra RAM and a bigger disk fitted, but the RAM sticks aren’t labelled with capacity.

    And I can’t go into Sys Prefs as I’ve left it in pre-registration mode for the new user!

    Is there any way I can interrogate the hardware at the stage I’m at?

    Maybe some start-up utility I can download?

    Thanks as always
    Roger
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    Booting up from the Leopard CD you installed with by holding down 'C' when you turn on your computer. Then when the first screen loads up, click on the apple in the top left of the screen and go to 'About My Computer'.
     
  3. hogweed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes... except.. all those options are greyed out at that point :confused:
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    Try proceeding to the step where you are about to choose the destination volume. Then see if anymore options are available.
     

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