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New "Welcome" screen

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Peugeotguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 5, 2012 9:47 PM

Hello, does anyone know how to re-create the "welcome" screen that one gets when one buys a brand new Mac and spells out "welcome" in several languages? I recently bought a used MacBook Pro for my cousin. I'm going to go through it to make sure everything works. I intend to "zero" out the hard drive and install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard. I'd like to put the icing on the cake and have the "welcome" screen come up when she first turns it on. I'm especially interested because she's trading up from a PC to this MacBook Pro and I know that the "welcome" screen asks later if you want to transfer your old files to this new Mac, and gives you a choice of transferring from a PC and I assume it give instructions on how to do it (I've never owned a PC so I've never had to transfer files from a PC), so I don't know what is says). Thanks!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to Peugeotguy)

    If you will erase the disk and install Snow Leopard again, turn off the computer when the OS X installation has finished and give your Mac to your cousin. When the MacBook turns on, "Welcome" will show

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 9:43 PM (in response to Peugeotguy)

    Press Command and S keys while your computer is starting, and type:


    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone && shutdown -h now

    It will show Welcome screen the next time you turn on the computer

    iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Dec 17, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to Peugeotguy)

    You're welcome

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to Peugeotguy)

    You have to type the command yourself. Then, the computer will shut down, and in the next startup, the Welcome screen will show up


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