Is there a way to install Lion but leave initial setup options?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by duelingdragons, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    I am selling my MBA and want to install Lion on it before shipping it out.
    Is there a way I can install the OS, but leave all the setup options available to the new user once they receive it?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Once you've completed the install, shut down and don't turn it back on. When the new user gets it, they'll be greeted by the intro video and all that jazz.
     
  3. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Once it installs it makes you restart... How can I get around that?
     
  4. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    I imagine you can just force shutdown by holding the power button.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    What the above poster said, on restart, press and hold the power button and force a shut down, this shouldn't affect your computer.
     
  6. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

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    There is a setupdone plist file that can be deleted (at least in Snow Leopard), this way you can still test everything and run updates.
     

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