A tech question...test your skills

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Let's say u wanted to build a computer for a client you didn't know the name of.

To get to the state in which you could install softeware u would need to "dummy"

name the machine do the installs, then want to erase the dummy naming structure

so that when they received the machine it would autoboot into osx registration

screen. How do you erase the dummy install name?


  • Reply 1 of 6
    oh oh, i know!!!

    you can't?

  • Reply 2 of 6
    I haven't tried this, but couldn't you enable root and then log in as root, delete the dummy user and shut down?
  • Reply 3 of 6
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    yeah, and you would have to delete a preference file somewhere, so that the reg would come up.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Not sure if this would work, just an suggestion. Install all the software that is needed then reinstall Jaguar(don't clean install). During restart just shutdown. When the client turns on his computer the reg will come up
  • Reply 5 of 6
    why would you be building computers that run osX??????????????????
  • Reply 6 of 6
    pevepeve Posts: 518member
    i work as a apple-tech and i set up loads of mac's.

    you can't by-pass that one.

    i asked myself the same question but after thinking about it, i realized that it is logic.

    if you buy a computer - it's some personal - it's more then just a tool - it's you friend (mostly). even if you buy a mac for someone else - you personalize it for that customer (friend, brother, sister, parent, grandparent etc).

    apple could preinstall everything - but they don't.

    and i think apple and i see it the same way.
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