Is There a Lion Welcome Screen on Initial Installation?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jbg232, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816

    jbg232

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    I'm looking to resell my laptop in the near future and would like to set it up cleanly by formatting the drive and having Lion pre-installed for the future owner.

    In SL and Leopard you can format the drive during the installer and when the account setup welcome screen comes on quit out to allow the future owner to set up their own computer from scratch. Is there any way to do this in Lion?
     
  2. fredsarran macrumors 6502

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    Based on the last preview (DP4), yes there is and you can do the same than on Snow Leopard.
     
  3. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I were to install it onto the recovery partition and then do a format and install will the computer have a record of my iTunes account?
     
  4. baryon macrumors 68040

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    How would that work - legally - to resell your computer with Lion on it, that you purchased? I'm just curious about this new "no physical media" thing, and how it works in situations like this!
     
  5. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, it is technically my license when I buy it right? I'm confused too though...
     
  6. baryon macrumors 68040

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    I really don't think it's a problem, I'm just wondering how we can sell a computer without being able to provide an OS install disk, when there is no disk with the OS in the first place!
     
  7. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    That's definitely something Apple needs to address when Lion is released. And even if there are no legal problems doing this, I think the other poster's question about whether a Lion install is going to keep any information about your iTunes account is valid as well.
     

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