How to change registration and passwords?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jonathanm1222, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2012
    I gave my old MacBook to my brother. I have a new MacBook Pro. Both the old and the new are registered in my name and have the same passwords. I don't want him to have access to my info., email etc.

    Can I register the old one in his name and give him a new password so that he can set up his own email address? I want to separate these two computers. I appreciate anyone's advice.
  2. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Sure... just open System Preferences and go to Users & Groups. Click the plus sign at the lower left and make a new account for your brother. Now logout of your account and login to his. Go back to that same panel in Users & Groups and select your old account then click the minus sign at the lower left to remove your account. When asked if you want to save or delete the data, click that you want to delete all data. Done.
  3. macrumors 603


    What Weaselboy says and make sure it's an account with Administrator rights.

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