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How to reset Lion back to the Setup Assistant
Authored by: Demani on Dec 07, '12 02:55:03PM

I do this at work all the time. When someone gets a new Mac they bring it to me first (or have it shipped to me directly). Then I put on all the stuff we need, configure the VPN, install Chrome and Firefox, create shortcuts and add any documentation. Then I reset and let them take it home to set up, with everything ready to go.

Disk Images work if you have a lot of the same model, but since I get a machine in about every 3 months that needs to be set up this way I just do this- there would be too much updating needed to make it more efficient (and again, either the updates get run beforehand on the image, or I need to do them after creating an account).

Also, very nice when setting up a machine as a gift. I can put on a Humble Bundle or something similar, and still let them set up their account info.



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