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I'm not a newbie, but this seems like a question that probably has an easy answer that I am just overlooking.

I am selling my MBP on ebay. I want to install iLife '09 and iWork '09 on it after I do the clean install. How do I do that? I'm pretty sure that

after I install Leopard it will restart my machine and open into that Intro page that won't let you do anything and I want that to stay unblemished.

So how do I do this?

Thanks.

Pat

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Just make a user, go through its little setup, then install the software/update it.

Then after everything is installed you can either leave it with that user and then the person who buys it can delete it and make a new one if they want.

Or once everything is done you can set it up like a new mac by booting into Single User Mode (by starting it and holding command+S ) and doing

$ mount -uw /
$ rm -R /Library/Preferences/
$ rm -R /Users/USERNAME/
$ /bin/launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist &
$ dscl . -delete /Users/USERNAME
$ dscl . -delete /Groups/admin GroupMembership USERNAME
$ rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
$ shutdown -h now

 

Where USERNAME is the shortname of the account.

Edited by ithonicfury

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Thanks. So I guess I wasn't really missing something obvious. To bypass the registration I use command+Q, right?

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Yep, you can skip it just as you said.

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It would be easier to give the buyer the iLife & iWork disks to install themselves.

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