What do I need for the first boot?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sclomps, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. sclomps macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    I'll buy a new MBP soon but I don't know if I'll be the first one to boot it, so I would like to know what would that person have to do (like entering some info or choosing some settings) to be able to use the computer properly.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    I assume this is because it'll be a used MBP? If you come to any screen but the welcome screen, then just pop in the system restore discs and erase and restore the computer to its original software. Create your user (the system will guide you through it), log in, and update from there.

    Note: if this MBP didn't originally come with Snow Leopard (earlier than the mid-2010 refresh), and it has it on it now, my method will simply bring it back to Leopard (or Tiger, if it's early enough). In that case, you'll want to make sure you get the SL disc from whoever you're buying it from.

    If, OTOH, you are buying it new, you will be the first to boot it (as far as the system is concerned at least; it was, of course, test booted at least once before being packaged up).
  3. sclomps thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Actually my friend is going to buy it at the US and he's bringing it to Brazil but he'll have to turn it on and put something on it to make it look like a used computer and in this way it would be easier to bring it without having to pay the 50% tax.

    By the way, thanks for the answer, the suggestion of using the snow leopard is better is way better than my original idea.

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