Question about fresh install of OSX.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by definitive, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. definitive macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    Am I really required to provide real info (name, address, etc) when I install OSX from scratch? I mean I already provided my real info the first time I booted the Mac. Is it necessary to do it every time? Will it present any sort of complications warranty-wise if I type in some random stuff?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Nope.

    The only real thing you will notice is your name in the Address Book as the default user.

    Just be careful of UserName and Short name, these can't be changed.
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    If you erase and install, then yes, your info will need to be provided again. Because when you erase everything, everything is erased. Therefore you need to enter it again.

    If you don't want to enter it again, do an upgrade.
     
  4. definitive thread starter macrumors 68000

    definitive

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    i know that it has to be entered if i reformat. what i was wondering is if it would have to be the same info as i provided before, or if it could simply put in abcdefg 12345 or whatever other random stuff.
     
  5. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    If you give a fake name your computer explodes in exactly 22.5 hours from the time you enter. :p
     

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