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A. Installing Mac OS X 10.4 > The Setup Assistant

The Setup Assistant

When the Mac restarts after a basic installation, an Erase & Install installation, or an Archive and Install installation where you didn’t also click “Preserve Users and Network Settings,” the first thing you experience is some jazzy music and a fancy parade of 3-D, computer-generated translations of the word “Welcome.” Once Apple has quite finished showing off its multimedia prowess, you arrive at a Welcome screen.

Once again, you’re in for a click-through-the-screens experience, this time with the aim of setting up your Mac’s various settings. After answering the questions on each screen, click Continue.

The number and sequence of information screens you’ll encounter depend on whether you’ve upgraded an existing Mac or started fresh, but here are some of the possibilities:


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