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

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    easy: re-install, clean-install.

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

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