Computer ownership in 10.2.8!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Torroni, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Torroni macrumors newbie

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    Mar 24, 2004
    #1
    Hi guys,

    I need a little help with the ownership details in Mac OS 10.2.8.

    I have recently sold my current computer to a friend but have been unable to change the 'owner' of the computer, i.e. at the login screen it still says 'Joe Blogg's Computer'

    Is there a way to modify this other than completley re-installing the system? I have already deleted my original admin account and created a new one with the correct name but this has no effect on the login screen.

    Hope you can help ;-)
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    Snellville, GA
    #2
    it's in a very odd place...
    system preferences --> sharing preference pane...
    right at the top you'll see computer name...

    and you can take out the "'s Computer" so that you can just call your computer by his/her name, in my case "Maximillian"

    reality
     
  3. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

    Sparky's

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    Feb 11, 2004
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    Reality are you sure that changes the short name? I saw something similar in another Thread. I'm thinking wiping the HD and reformatting is the best anyway, give your bud a fresh pallet to work on. ;)
     
  4. phillymjs macrumors regular

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    Jul 18, 2002
    #4
    Changing the computer name in the Sharing prefpane has absolutely nothing to do with user accounts.

    If you want to change the shortname associated with an account, I just posted instructions on how to do that here.

    If you've sold the computer to a buddy, though, I'd recommend nuking the drive and reinstalling everything from scratch so he's starting fresh and can set it up his way with his apps.

    ~Philly
     

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