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10.5: How to reset Leopard back to the Setup Assistant
Authored by: paulmob on Dec 07, '07 03:44:33AM
Steps that worked for me:

1) Boot mac into single user mode by holding down Command-s at startup.

2)

$ mount -uw /
$ rm -R /Library/Preferences/
$ rm -R /Users/USERNAME/
3)
$ /bin/launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist &
$ dscl . -delete /Users/USERNAME
4)
$ rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
5)
$ exit
6) That's it!
Other notes about Setup Assistant that have been covered elsewhere but are useful to know:

You can quit the Setup Assistant by pressing Command-q before sending your information to Apple.

You can also shutdown from the Setup Assistant by pressing Command-q.

You can access the original video and audio (separate files) from the intro to Mac OS video by entering the following text into a terminal window:

$ cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Setup\ Assistant.app/Contents/Resources/TransitionSection.bundle/Contents/Resources/
$ open intro.mov
$ open intro-sound.mp3


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10.5: How to reset Leopard back to the Setup Assistant
Authored by: Hellokitty on Aug 07, '09 04:00:03PM

So I forgot my password and I have important files on my old account. If I try this, will my old admin account be delete? What about the other normal accounts, will they have everything on their that they had before? Thank you!



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