Viewing system info before intial setup

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

  1. danochamp macrumors newbie

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    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

    hfg

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    Make a bootable external drive of your own and boot it up from that.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    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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