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Old Apr 24, 2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Delete admin account?

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I just bought a powerbook so I'm selling my iBook to my girlfriend. She has acctually been using the iBook for the last six months so all her documents and setting are on the iBook and she's pretty reluctant to change or start over.
My question is: Is it possible to delete my admin account from the iBook? I know i can just back up her stuff and reinstall the os, but she is supicious of back ups from her days as a windows user.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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There has to be at least 1 administrator account in Mac OS X. That being said, you can just create a new account for her, transfer her stuff from the old account to the new account and then delete the old administrator account.

Oh...and tell her that Backups are safe with OS X!
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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Thanks,
Now, maybe this is a silly question. I know how to create a new "Standard" account but how do I create a second admin account?
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:25 PM   #4
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Make a new standard account then go to Allow this user to administer computer when logged in as an admin.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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Thanks,
Now, maybe this is a silly question. I know how to create a new "Standard" account but how do I create a second admin account?
It's easy. I just did this for my ex.

In System Preferences go to the accounts pane and click the little '+' button at the bottom. Set it up as your girlfreind's account. Then go to the 'Security' tab and click the check box for 'Allow user to administer this computer' Then backup all your stuff, log into her account, go to the account pane, select your account and hit '-'. Your account will be deleted, leaving her as the sole admin user.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 02:31 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone
I just figured it out. It was alot easier than I thought it would be. I guess I just needed to look a little closer. One check box. Thanks again!
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