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How to bypass Product Registration/Create Account Screen


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I bought this Macbook for my son and am reinstalling the O/S to wipe out the previous data. I think I've done that successfully. Now it takes me tot he Registration Screen. I was told to press Command Q and press Skip, which I did. Now it goes to "Create Your Account". I want to skip this as well but I can't. I am buying this for my sons birthday next month and want him to register the product..

I need to know how to by-pass this screen (Create Your Account). I want to get do the 'Desktop'. Then once my son checks it out and likes it, he can go back and register the laptop and create his own account.

At this point I'm stuck. Sorry but I'm a life long PC user and my first Mac experience.

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Here's the information on skipping the registration screen though it sounds like you have done that already. I don't think there is a way to bypass the account creation screen though. There has to be at least one Administrator account on the machine.

Here's a thought though that might resolve your issues. Go ahead and create the account that your mac is asking you to create. When your son gets the Mac he can use that account to create an account of his own. Once that account is created he can either delete "your" account or keep it around for troubleshooting purposes. I suggest keeping it around.

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Registered just as "Admin". I hope he can change that or delete that later. THank you.
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Now I have 10.5.2 OS. It's doing a software update (taking a very long time too). Will this update the OS to something newer or is it updating something else?
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It will only update as far os OS X.5.8 and that is getting pretty old.

You can order Snow Leopard OS X.6 from Apple online for $29.00 which is a far sleeker, and faster, operating system. As a suggestion erase the hard drive and let him set up Snow Leopard as he wishes which is a pretty good learning experience.

How much memory is installed? 4GB suggested as a nice round figure depending on the precise specs of the MB.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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