How do I change the name on the computer it was originally registered to?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mollybee, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2013
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    easy: re-install, clean-install.

    a bit harder: new account, delete old, rename computer all around (network and such)
  3. macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    1. Open System Preferences->User & Groups (10.8) or System Preferences->Accounts and make a new Admin account and boot back into that new Admin account and delete that old user account.

    2. Also open System Preferences->Sharing and look under the computer name and change it.

    Now a fresh install might be better since a lot of programs might have his account registered in that program(s).
  4. mollybee, Jul 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2013

    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2013

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