Renaming eMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iShane, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hello All,

    I just bought an eMac from someone and its named to they're name
    (ie: Jane Doe's Computer) and I was wondering if there was any way to rename it to "Shane Eliason's Computer"

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    System Preferences > Sharing

    It's in Computer Name.
     
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    CoMpX

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    #3
    Open System Preferences, click on Sharing, and you should be able to change your computer's name on the top.

    EDIT: Eidorian beat me to it.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. It worked. That was really bugging me. :)
     
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    Peyton

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    #5
    That would bug me too. Kinda like having a ex girlfriend come visit you at work everyday :mad:
     
  6. Moderator

    Nermal

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    If it were me, I'd run through the restore CDs that come with the system, they'll clean everything out and make it pristine :)
     
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    ~Shard~

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    Good suggestion - who knows what else may be lurking on that machine... ;) :cool:
     
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    wmmk

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    you got it right. my friend tried manually changing it in finder, acidentally wiped his whole machine, big mess
     
  9. macrumors member

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    you can also make a new user and then delete the old one right? or thats not a good way? cause it didnt work when i tried changing it before so i just made a new user and deleted my main one
     
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    #10
    He's trying to change the computer name, not the user name.
     

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