Viewing system info before intial setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by danochamp, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. danochamp macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2014
    I'm going to buy a used iMac today, the previous owner has just performed a clean install of Mavericks, meaning I'll have to go through the initial setup of the mac before I can use it.

    I want to make sure it has all the advertised hardware however and we're meeting in a public place so I won't have internet access, is there any way to access the system info before going through the initial setup?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    Make a bootable external drive of your own and boot it up from that.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    You don't need to bring a bootable drive, Mavericks already has two.
    Boot to the Recovery partition. You don't need to set up the system to boot to THAT.
    Just power up, holding Command-R
    You can check the hardware from the System Information.

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