Computer name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stamp, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Stamp macrumors newbie

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    I also have a problem in that I bought this G5 second hand and in the finder bit, under desktop there is a picture of a house and the old owners name. Can I change this to my name?
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  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Go into Accounts in System Preferences and change the user name. I actually haven't tried it. :p You can also choose a new picture in the Picture tab.

    But I do suggest a clean install of the OS especially if you bought it from a previous owner.
     
  3. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    Yep - exactly what Lacero said, especially because even if you change the name, changing the short name isn't exactly straightforward.
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Changing the short name might require going into NetInfo Manager or some other really arcane program. You could create a new admin account and delete the old one. (problem is, I've never figured out a way to delete de-activated accounts)
     
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    You only need to go into NetInfo to activate the root user (you could also start up off of your install CD/DVD and reset the root users password).

    Anyway, as it is a pre-owned Mac, a re-initialise is highly recommended.
     

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