How to bypass registration screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrteeth, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. mrteeth macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone-

    This is my first experience with an Apple computer. I bought it used for my son for his birthday (next month). I reinstalled the O/S using the discs from the previous owner. Right now, it's asking for the Apple ID/password, which I skip. But the next screen asks for Registration Information. I don't want to register it just yet. I want to let me son register since he has all the information (phone/email/etc.). How can I do this?

    Thank you-
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. mrteeth, Apr 24, 2012
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    mrteeth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it. But then it goes to the "Create Your Account" screen. Again, I don't want to put in anything yet. I want to let my son do all the registration, etc. I just want to get it to the 'Desktop' screen so at least he can play around with it a bit before he registers.
     
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  5. zewazir macrumors member

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    The registration process also creates the primary user ID. You can skip the actual registration where the Mac makes contact with Apple, but you cannot bypass creating a user ID. Without a user ID, you cannot get to the desktop.
     
  6. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, when giving someone a 'new' mac, I like to let them boot it and watch the "Welcome" video. Then they can create their account.
     

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