Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by astudentis, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. astudentis macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007

    Is there anyway to start up a mac (i.e. like new mac that plays the welcome video).... i.e. to give a person buying a used mac the same experience... without reinstalling/removing the data that is already on the mac?

  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    yep! you can remove an invisible file using Terminal which tells the Mac its already been setup. more info here.

    when you reboot it shows the intro movie and then the Setup Assistant creates a new account. but then youd have your account still so see post 7 in the link to remove your old account.

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