OS X :: How To Get HP Setup Assistant To Stop

Aug 20, 2009

eveytime i log on the HP setup assistant come on! it asks me to continue, i do, it says select ur printer, and nothing comes up.....so therefore i canot go to next step. My printer works fine and i have it connected to my time machine.


OS X V10.4 :: Transferring Data With Setup Assistant / Migration Assistant FAQ?

Apr 26, 2012

I set up my new air and now want to transfer my info from my macbook pro and I seem to have missed the boat and want to go back and do it . the computers are in different names with diff. passwords.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Bypassing Setup Assistant And Install Assistant

Jun 6, 2012

I am trying to do a command line / automated installation of Lion. I would like to know how to restore InstallESD.dmg or OSInstall.mpkg to  a blank partition without the  Install assistant.  I would also like to know how to bypass the setup assistant after reboot.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Applications :: Setup Assistant Or Migration?

Jul 11, 2010

I am moving from a late 2009 MBP running s'leopard to a new imac which will also be running s'leopard.

Now, I want to copy everything from my mbp such as docs, emails, itunes, accounts...everything. Is it best I set up OSX on the new imac and then run migration or can I connect them both when I first boot up the new imac and run setup assistant to copy everything over?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Reset To Setup Assistant?

Jun 25, 2010

How to reset snow leopard so that it boots up as a new mac? Boot -> cmd + s and what to write?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: After Installation G5 Only Showing Setup Assistant

Apr 4, 2012

Having had major start up and software problems I decided to do a clean installation of Leopard, did backups and started the installation on my G5! Even though the OS X 10.5.1 DVD was tested prior to the installation to be in perfect condition, the installation quick somewhere down the line. After several attempts it finished and a restart was successful - everything seemed fine and I started with the software updates.

The requested restart never occurred and after 45 min of watching that little rotating ball with no action taking place inside the G5, a forced shut down stopped the process! Since then the setup assistant is all that comes up after start!Trying to start via the installation DVD (C-key during start) or safe boot or single user mode......works!I got a new OS X 10.5.1 installation DVD from a friend - no change!What I can do to at least get to the single user mode so I can clean out the fault from there?

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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Mac Mini :: Setup Assistant Stuck On Country

Apr 5, 2012

I have just bought a mac mini server and am trying to get through the setup assistant.I select English as the main language and then get taken to the choose your country or region screen.I can scroll, select a country using the mouse or keyboard but when I push enter or double click I just get an error tone and nothing happens.Can not go forward can not go back.

Mac Pro (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2 x 2.93 6 Core Intel Xeon 32GB 13

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IMac :: Transfer Files To Mb - Setup Assistant To Migrate?

Dec 17, 2010

I have an iMac Intel Core2duo, 10.4.11 and I've just got a white macbook 10.6 which has a firewire slot. I have no idea how to transfer files from my iMac to the mb - can you help, please? I have not yet started the mb, in case I can use the setup assistant to migrate files.
so I'd be glad if someone can tell me [a] HOW to transfer files, [b] HOW to transfer iPhoto, [c] HOW to transfer iTunes and if I need to buy a cable, then what to look for.

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Windows On Mac ::You Must Update Your System Software Before Using This Setup Assistant?

Jan 19, 2009

If this post is extremely repetitive from previous ones than I extend my sincerest apologies. When I start the Boot Camp Assistant I get this message, "You must update your system software before using this setup assistant." The thing is that my software for my OS is up to date according to Software Update.Any thoughts or solutions?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Install Without Setup Assistant Starting?

May 24, 2012

I have a used Macbook and would like to wipe the HD and re-install Snow Leopard to give as a gift. I would like the person receiving this computer to be able to start it up like a new computer and go through the start up with the music and having to enter names and password just like a new computer. 

Is there any way i can do it (otherwise i will just erase the drive and give the disk with the computer for him to do himself) 

powerbook 1.5GHz, Mac Mini core Duo, LaCie 250GB rugged ext. HD, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Time Capsule 1TB, AEX, iMac 27" 3.06 core 2 duo

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MacBook Pro :: Setup Assistant TM Backup Drive Stuck

Jun 21, 2012

I'm attempting to move from my Mid 2010 13" MBP to a new Retina. I have a fresh Time Machine Backup but it's been over an hour and I'm still stuck on 'Looking for other computers'.This is a brand new USB3 drive which is working perfectly on the old machine.

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Stop Migration Assistant On A Brand New MacBook Air?

Jun 23, 2012

My wife just got a brand new MacBook Air last night.She started to set it up and ran the Migration Assistant from her old first-gen MacBook Air.Wirelessly.Suffice to say she still has 162 hours to go and it didn't improve at all overnight.What are my options for stopping the transfer safely without harming either computer and then getting the new one safely up and running?Can I just "pull the plug" (and how do I do that IBM guy here so Macs are greek to me).Will I need to restore the new machine and can I even do that when it was brand new out of the box?

Her old MacBook Air had some issues with printing, Firefox, etc.Should I do a more select file transfer from old to new to avoid transferring corrupted files?Not sure how "deep" the migration assistant goes.

MacBook Air

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Software :: Delete Users & Restore Setup Assistant Options In 10.5

Jul 19, 2009

Selling a mac, and would like to do just what the title states, back to "factory settings" without removing updates & Apps. This used to be relatively simple in Tiger and earlier, but then they got rid of the netinfo database in Leopard. The private/var/db/.AppleSetupDone file is still in the same place, I just can't figure out where the user info is stored now so I can get rid of it.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cancelled Setup Assistant During Install - How To Relaunch

Apr 21, 2012

I just installed Snow Leopard and accidentally cancelled the setup assistant. How do I relaunch the setup assistant?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Stop Recovery Disk Assistant From Downloading

Apr 22, 2012

Since I planned to upgrade the stock disk on my macbook pro I created a USB stick backup of the Lion OS using Lion recovery disk assistant. It built a bootable copy of my Lion OS. I replaced the drive, booted from the USB stick Lion, formatted the new drive with disk utility with one OSX partition, and bunch of Linux partitions for the planned dual/triple/etc. boot.  I then used the recovery disk menu to reinstall OSX on the new disk. It took off and started the download just like while booting with R key or from the recovery partition AGAIN!.  This is a 2 hour proposition and is totally ridiculous. I need to be able to reinstall without downloading Lion every time. how to stop this new Apple invention from doing this download?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Applications :: Microsoft Office Setup Assistant Has Encountered A Problem And Needs To Close

Oct 1, 2009

Install Office 2008 (Mac Home & Student)

- Office launches the setup assistant

-Setup assistant quits with the message "Microsoft Office Setup Assistant has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

- I can't get past it ... it is a loop.

- I uninstall using the uninstall.app

- reinstall

-same thing

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migration Assistant File Transfer After Initial Account Setup

Mar 25, 2012

I tried using the migration assistant to transfer files (mainly pictures and word documents) from my old windows xp machine to my new macbook pro after the initial account setup, but I cannot find them. I know they are on the computer because of the decrease in free hard drive space. I had read on the internet that it may have created another user account and put the files there, but when I check in the users and groups, the only other account it shows is the guest, which I had had disabled. I would like to find out where the files are, and how I may be able to get them.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Removed Reinstall Drive / After Restart Not Get Setup Assistant

Apr 11, 2012

I reinstalled my OSX today. Everything was fine, but I think I erred when I removed the reinstall drive after I hit the restart button. The setup assistant was never prompted and now the screen is blank. How I can reinstall the OSX without logging in or get the setup assistant? I need to redo, and have no clue what to do.

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Applications :: Network Setup Would Suddenly Stop Working?

Feb 15, 2009

I have had my iPhoto library on a USB drive attached to Time Capsule for some time with no problems. I recently upgraded to iPhoto '09, and still had no problems, so not sure that's related. The library updated ok, and I played with Places and indexed some Faces over more than one session, no problems. Upgraded iPhoto on all the macs and tested their access to the library ok.

Suddenly now, none of the network macs can open the library. iPhoto launches with no pictures visible and has a spinning beechball. I have to Force Quit iPhoto. Same on all macs.

I then copied the library from the networked drive locally to a mac, and iPhoto could then open it perfectly ok. So I guess the library is not corrupt either.

Any ideas why this network setup would suddenly stop working?

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Mac Pro :: Advice On Video Editing Setup / Raid Setup For Backups?

Apr 27, 2008

My brother is going to start school in June for Film. He is all set to buy a Mac and knows the software side of things but not so much the Hardware side.

I have a few questions:

1. Should extra hard drives be bought third party?

2. Should he do a raid setup for backups?

3. How much memory should he buy for Final Cut operations? (third party)

4. Should he look into getting a Dell monitor instead of Apple? What is a comparable Dell monitor?

5. 4-Core or 8-Core?

6. Any other knowledgeable Mac Pro buying advice

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MacBook Pro :: Top Row Keys Stop Working / Apps Stop Launching / Can't Sleep Or Shut Down

Dec 31, 2009

My MBP has this issue every once in a while where I have to hold the power button and force shut down. Randomly the volume keys/brightness etc. stop working and i can't open apps or shut it down normally. Everything still works though (can still function in open applications) Anyone know what the problem is? It fixes when I force reset.

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Software :: How To Either Stop The Scanning Or Stop It Interfering With Internet Connection

Dec 5, 2008

I recently installed a VPN.

The performance through the VPN is badly affected by the Airport scanning regularly; often the VPN hangs.

I have deleted the unnecessary wireless networks listed in the Advanced button under Network Preferences. However, the problem persists.

Can you advise how to either stop the scanning or stop it interfering with Internet connection?

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MacBook :: Linksys Wireless Setup - WEP Key Setup

Apr 25, 2009

I am trying to setup a firefighter's apple laptop into our linksys net at firestation. She got access fine when we did not have it secured but now we setup a wep key. All other members can get in by entering wep key when they choose the wireless router but when we input the wep key to apple laptop airport I think we get connection error. Key is definitely right. What changed in the apple setup other than the wep key, again when signal was unsecure laptop safari worked fine. The linksys is a B about 3 years old.

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Hardware :: Big Difference Between VGA Setup And HDMI Setup?

May 23, 2009

My new display has VGA and HDMI inputs. My MBP has DVI, so does it make a big difference between VGA setup and HDMI setup? Which setup should I go with?

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ITunes :: Setup 3 New IPad 2's And Don't Want Them To Sync On Setup

Mar 6, 2012

I've got to setup/configure three new iPad2's on the mac that I have which is already associated with an iPad2. I know that there is a way to have iTunes not sync/backup a new iPad 2 as I've done it before, but I cannot remember how to do it.

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MacBook :: Can't Run Boot Camp Assistant - Boot Camp Assistant Can Not Be Used

Apr 24, 2009

I want to install XP using Boot Camp but when I run the Boot Camp Assistant I get the following message

Boot Camp Assistant can not be used

You must update your computer's Boot ROM firmware before using this setup assistant.

Now I have tried all firmware updates available on apple site but they say they are not needed, I'm on 10.5.6 and a friend of mine with same firmware runs his boot camp comfortably.

My Boot ROM Version:MB21.00A5.B07

SMC Version:1.17f0

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OS X :: Migration Assistant - Can I Use Usb

Jan 8, 2010

I've a MacBook, and I'm trying to get everything onto a new to me MacBook Pro. It's the 2.4 Aluminum one, but does not have Firewire.

Any ideas what to do? Can I use USB? Or do I have to go through the network and spend 14 hours?

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Mac Pro :: Migration Assistant Consensus

Mar 24, 2008

Now comes the anxiety of getting all my "stuff" onto it. I've dome some searches regarding the use of migration assistant but have discovered some diverging opinions. I've heard to use it for everything. Some have suggested using it for prefs and settings but not hard files. I've also heard NOT to use it if I'm migrating from a G4, which I am.

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OS X :: Using Boot Camp Assistant - No Dvd Comes Up?

Dec 31, 2008

So I downloaded Windows 7 eventually, and I burned the iso onto a DVD.

Then I went into Boot Camp Assistant to partion my HDD, and install it. But this came up.

I have tried rebooting and pressing alt, but no DVD comes up

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OS X :: Unable To Use Migration Assistant?

Jul 24, 2009

Ive just got a Macbook Pro, late 2008 model, and i'm running into some difficulties transferring my settings/programs/files etc from my old macbook (purchased 2006).

Both are now running the latest version of migration assistant, and i've tried both ethernet and airport connectivity (I dont have a firewire cable).

Regardless of which method i use, both laptops just stay at the 'looking for other computers' phase. Ive had a quick google/search and cant find a solution, anyone help?

I use bootcamp if that makes a difference?

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Intel Mac :: Migration Assistant 10.4.11 To 10.6.4?

Jul 5, 2012

I'm having trouble using Migration Assistant to migrate my old iMac PPC G4 with 10.4.11 to my new iMac Intel i5 with 10.6.4. I used the option to use Ethernet or Wireless since the new iMac only accepts Firewire 2.0 and the old Mac is Firewire 1.0.  I connected an Ethernet cable between the computers AND both are connected to the same network. 

Using Migration Assistant on the new Mac, it brings up the screen that it is looking for the other Mac and gives me a passcode to enter when prompted on the old Mac.  Using Migration Assistant on the old Mac, it brings up the screen that is it "Searching for other computers..." and does nothing else. 

On the new Mac, migrate option "From Another Mac".  On the old Mac, migration option "To Another Mac". 

What can I do to make both Macs play nice?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5

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Mac Pro :: Migration Assistant Or Start Fresh?

Aug 23, 2010

My new hexacorer arrives tomorrow and am making plans for the switch. I originally I assumed I could remove my SSD from my current machine and just pop it in, but I realized today that the 10.6.4 build is different than the current one that Apple has seeded to the community. Am I wrong that this wouldn't work? I'd rather avoid losing a lot of my settings that I've had for over a year, unless it will be better in the long run. I have never used migration assistant and have my doubts about it's effectiveness, but wanted to know what most of you guys did when the new machine arrived. Start fresh, time machine restore, superduper, migration assistant or any other methods?

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Applications :: Migration Assistant: Can't Migrate FROM 10.4.11

Sep 9, 2010

The MacBook has no firewire port, so to migrate it tells me to use Ethernet. I've done that before without too many problems, so no worry. But this time it tells me to insert the disk that came with the new machine into the old machine and install "DVD or CD Sharing Setup" software. I have inserted both the CDs that came with the new machine into the old, but cannot find anything that gives me that software. There is no "Disc 1."

I would rather migrate than to copy the user account over, but have done that successfully before, too. (fyi, once you copy a user account into the new Macintosh HD > Users folder, you then go into Users (in Sys Prefs) and add that exact name that is on the folder. It will tell you it already exists and say 'OK.')

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OS X :: How To Restore And Use Boot Camp Assistant

Oct 18, 2010

I just did what the attached image said to do, and I've spent the last several hours restoring everything after I formatted the whole drive...What do I do now??!?!

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OS X :: Migrating Mail Without The Migration Assistant?

Nov 21, 2008

I just bought a new Rev A. Macbook Air for my GF. I don't have it yet. Currently she has a Powerbook 12" running Tiger. She will want to do some very light file transfers. Being the resident geek, I am in charge of this. I don't see any real need to bother with migration assistant. Tranferrring her music, bookmarks, and address book are no issue for me. She barely has any apps worth transferring.

My only real concern is about mail, coming from Tiger to Leopard, and the fact that she uses a mix of email sources...MobileMe, Gmail, etc. Setting up the accounts is not a problem, but I'm wondering about the actual message files on her Powerbook. After I set up her main user account on the MBA, can I just replace the mail folder in her home folder with the mail folder from her Powerbook? Some of the messages are IMAP, and some are POP accounts which she doesn't want to lose. I did this very thing when I got a new desktop, but it was a Tiger - to - Tiger transfer, so I just want to check if there are any issues doing this from Tiger to Leo

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OS X :: Finding Boot Camp Assistant?

Dec 10, 2008

i am told its on my OSX disk 1 >system>installation>Packages>bootcampassistant.pkg but it is no where to be seen for me. i get the error in the picture. I went to apple to download the firmware, what ever that is. and will not let me because I tells me i don't need it. when to the genius bar and he told me go archive it on the Install disc!!!!!!!

and this is in the OSX forum because, its "supposedly" on the OSX disc.

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp Assistant Cannot Be Used?

Mar 5, 2009

I just got my Mac back from the shop after getting a new hard drive installed (the old one was hosed) and I'd like to get Boot Camp set up again but I'm having problems. I have a 2006 iMac CoreDuo running OS X 10.5.6.

When I tried to use Boot Camp Assistant the other day I got the following error message: "Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. You must update your computer's system software."

Here's what I have checked already:
- My system software is current.
- My version of boot camp assistant is current.
- My firmware is current.
- Journaling is enabled on the drive.

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OS X :: Migration Assistant Transfer Files?

Apr 8, 2009

If i have 2 macbooks and want to copy one itunes library and iphoto library to the other macbook do i just use migration assistant (or whatever its called).. I want to just COPY not transfer and erase off the old one.. So i want to be bale to transfer it but still be able to play music on the old computer.. so i guess what im getting at is when using migration assistant does it transfer the files, or just copy and transfer?

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OS X :: Using Migration Assistant - Transfer Applications

Apr 9, 2009

I'm trying to transfer my applications, along with my music, to my macbook. I have my iMac backed up via time machine on an external drive. I hooked up my macbook to the external and ran migration assistant. I tried to transfer the applications, but it said - "create a new acct..existing user account is the same"

naturally, i use the same name for both my imac and macbook. so i changed the user name and account to my imac and my imac. so what is going to happen if i transfer this? does it create a new user account on my macbook with these programs or what? i dont understand what the issue with accounts is with migration assistant, seems like it would be easy if i could just transfer photo folder, etc without having to create different name. also when i transfer applications does it transfer all the info, preferences, etc?

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OS X :: Migration Assistant Will Not Recognize Old Computer?

Apr 25, 2009

I have recently purchased a 24" intel iMac (latest revision) running Mac OSX 10.5.6. I tried to transfer the user account from an older computer upon initial startup using the built-in migration feature, but it failed and reported that "there are no versions of mac os x available on your old mac," which is obviously not the case, as I am trying to transfer from an old white PowerPC iMac (with the hemisphere swivel base) running Mac OSX 10.4.11. All the correct procedures were followed using a firewire 400 to 800 cable.

I then found somewhere that it is wise to try to create an account on the new computer and then try to use migration assistant to transfer the account. I tried this several times, and every time the new computer did not recognize the older mac, and just left it searching (all the correct procedures, such as holding down the T key during restart on the old computer, were followed. The old computer has the firewire symbol floating around on the screen as it should).

I also tried the network option, where the new computer gives a number to type into the old computer, thereby linking the computers. This also was unsuccessful and just reported that a network error occurred.

On one of my latest firewire attempts I was given a message on the new computer that stated "Your old mac might not be able to connect to this one using Firewire" What?

Does this mean I'm screwed? How do I transfer my old account to my new computer? Please let me know if you need additional information on the situation.

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