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“Setting up your Mac…” at every login (10.15.5)

Every time I log into my Mac, I see the desktop/dock, then the "Setting up your Mac" screen appears over the top of the desktop. After a few seconds, previously launched applications start ...
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macOS Catalina creates “Relocated Items” on every update

I am running two new Mac's that both were delivered in 2020 with macOS 10.15 Catalina installed (2017 iMac Pro delivered in 2020 and the new 2020 MacBook Air). On update from 10.15.4 -> 10.15.5 both ...
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Cannot Actvate Setup assistant in MacOS Catalina after Migration Crash

I bought a new Macbook Air 2018 with macOS Catalina. I wanted to transfer my stuff from my old computer so I tried to use Migration Assistant. It crashed in the middle of the process. Now my main ...
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Setup Assistant Runs on Every Restart

Every time I restart my computer it runs setup assistant and forgets certain settings. This has been happening for years (through a migration from a 2011 Mac Mini to a 2015 Macbook Pro) but now I'm ...
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Setup didn't migrate much from Time Machine. Should I run Migration Assistant now?

I set up a new MacBook Air, asking it to migrate everything (or nearly everything) from a Time Machine backup on SSD of a 5-year old MacBook Air (both on Mojave). After configuring lots of settings, ...
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Unselectable input: Catalina supplemental update: UpdateSystemLanguages is trying to modify your system settings

I just installed a supplemental update to macOS 10.15. In the release notes, one list item states • Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations ...
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How long does an iOS device have to be left at the Setup Assistant screen before automatically turning itself off?

When either turning a new iOS device on for the first time or choosing to erase all content and settings from a previously-used device, upon booting for the first time after either of the above has ...
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Can I suppress the Setup Assistant When Creating New Users on macOS?

I wanted to create a new user using Terminal and managed to do so by finding answers on StackExchange, but I was not able to figure out how to skip the setup assistant that comes up when you login to ...
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iPad initial setup join Wi-Fi by scanning QR code

Is it possible to configure things such that iPad gives me an option to open the Camera app to scan a QR code to connect to a Wi-Fi access point? Do note that the iPad will be enrolled into DEP and ...
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How do I show the High Sierra upgrade setup assistant again?

I just updated to High Sierra, but managed to hang the setup assistant after install (I tried to open a URL). I force-rebooted the Mac, and the setup assistant was gone. How do I bring it back? ...
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What is the technology used in iOS 11 settings migration (moving blue dots / particles pattern / animated QR code?)

During the setup of a new iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone X, there is a step for migrating the settings from another iOS 11 device. On the old device, it says: Set Up New iPhone Use your ...
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Force enabling TRIM before setup assistant is run

Basically, I'm preparing to give a MacBook Pro, running Mac OS X 10.11.4, to someone, but I need to execute "sudo trimforce enable" beforehand, as it contains an aftermarket SSD (fully compatible with ...
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When setting up a new laptop, Setup Assistant doesn't see all the data

I'm trying to set up a new Retina MacBook Pro, which is running OS X 10.10, by transferring data from my old MacBook, which is running OS X 10.8.6, via Thunderbolt. My old laptop is in Target Disk ...
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New Mac Pro: Setup/Migration Assistant never finishes

I am trying to transfer my existing (Early 2008) Mac Pro to a new (refurb) 2013 Mac Pro. I'm still in "setup assistant" mode. The amount of information being transferred is about 120Gb. I've tried ...
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How to stop Setup Assistant from showing up on every restart on Mac Mini with OS X Mavericks?

My Mac Mini is new. I'm not sure if this issue was already there before installing Server.app. Unsusual things happen with the system on EVERY RESTART: Messages Agent ask permission to use keychain to ...
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Setup a password. But now when entering the password it says wrong password

I just bought a MacBook Air 11 inch, mid 2013 edition. When I started my MBA to go through the initial setup assistant, the voice over feature was on. So I learned how to go through with that but I ...
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Can I use setup assistant to move files to a Mac with a newer OS?

I would like to migrate all my accounts, settings and applications from a OSX 10.7 Lion Mac Pro to a brand new OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion iMac. Would Setup Assistant be able to move my files to a newer ...
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How can I re-run the initial Setup Assistant on Mountain Lion?

As described in my write-up on custom keyboard layouts, in some situations it can be useful to re-run the Setup Assistant (the app that you get when you start a new Mac for the first time, or do a ...