Old "New" Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Zaphyrus, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I've had my 11" 2013 MBA for a good month or so and I've realized certain things that make me think my new CTO MBA maybe have not been so new.

    First off, after installing Steam I was asked to verify the computer's name and it was automatically named "Greg-PC". Now this was bizarre since the first I installed Steam on my old make it was named "NEW-HOST".

    Now today I was messing with my Wifi setting after having a few connectivity/speed issues I decided to mess with the advanced settings and noticed my NET BIOS was also named "Greg-PC".

    Is it safe to assume my new CTO MBA may not have been as new as I thought?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    New/Old MBA

    Did you buy it from Apple? Sounds like you might have bought it from a reseller who forgot to wipe the drive on a return. Was it cello-wrapped or in an open box? Bring it back to whomever you bought it from. Not much else you an do at this point.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Maybe you're just pulling down the hostname from the last person who had your IP address?
     
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    I'd be more outraged that the name contains the word "PC" in it. :D
    Sounds half-refurbished to me.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope I purchased directly through Apple. It weird thing is my computer's name was also Gregs-PC. I'll assume the NETBIOS name of "Gregs-PC" is the name that was associated with the ip address I'm currently using for my router or network.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    This is Greg, and I want my computer back.

    Oh, man, what are the odds that I would find my missing Air on here????

    As it turned out, I had sent my brand new machine back to Apple due to a . .

    Oops, just kidding ; )
     

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