Weblog:   PowerBook Setup App -- I Want This Utility!
Subject:   Hrm? Where is it?
Date:   2004-07-23 12:53:50
From:   alexjohnson
I just bought a new 15" Aluminum PowerBook two days ago. Brand new, straight from the Apple Store in Seattle (not used or refurb) and I didn't see that utility anywhere. Nowhere in the setup process did it ask me if I already had a Mac. I was kind of bummed that it didn't, because I had heard of this utility, but I figured, "ah well, must have been part of the Tiger preview or something".

For what it's worth, the software on my HD seemed incredibly outdated - iTunes 4.2? OS X 10.3.3? It all updated fine, but just seemed a little out of place. Perhaps mine was from an older HD image that didn't have that utility.

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  • Hrm? Where is it?
    2004-08-07 22:45:42  Muskie [View]

    I just bought a new PowerBook 12". I had to download 10 updates and I do not appear to have the utility and I'm a little chaffed. Also I could not login and post on this forum using Opera, what gives with that?

  • Hrm? Where is it?
    2004-07-24 10:44:51  lambda [View]

    Look for Setup Assistant 1.0. I found it in the Utilities folder using 10.3.4
    Chuck Stanford
    Liverpool, NY
  • Derrick Story photo Re: Hrm? Where is it?
    2004-07-23 13:11:24  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    That's a shame that it wasn't on your disc. I think you definitely got a book that was in stock locally. The one I saw last night was shipped directly from across the Pacific. So it must have been right out of the factory. If I find out how to get my hands on this utility as a standalone, I'll post it here.
    • Re: Hrm? Where is it?
      2004-08-18 19:05:12  JBJHill [View]

      Got it by cracking a new set of installers with Pacifier. Just tried using it between a Pismo and AlBook 15". Didn't work, but I suspect this was because the PB wasn't upgraded to 10.3.4 (only 10.3.3). Will Apple pitch a fit if this gets posted on a board?

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