help a newbie here...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boi_si, May 4, 2004.

  1. boi_si macrumors newbie

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    im new to mac... i bought a used mac.. i want to reinstall the os and change everything to mine... and erase all their administrator names.. how do i do that???

    same as formating the hd.. if thats what they call it also.. but help. :confused:
     
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    What kind of Mac and what OS? I am going to assume you have an OS X install CD. Insert this CD and then click on Install and reboot. Everthing else should be self explanatory.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    in case youve never done this, to format the drive you are going to have to open disk utility from the cd and then select the hard drive you want to format and click erase, after it is done formating you can then close disk utility and move on with the install
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    You could also create an account for yourself and then delete all the other accounts. It'll take 5 mintues.
     
  5. boi_si thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i would like to know this then..
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    to create an account go into system preferences, which you can find in your dock or applications folder, from there go to the user accounts pane and proceed to make your own account, if you are going to delete the other accounts make sure yours is an admin account. if you have any other questions just post em
     

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