Address Book

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  1. techguy40 macrumors regular

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    How did my new macbook pro get my full name,address info and telephone #?

    I don't remember it asking me this when I did a clean install.


    I see it in system preference, Accounts, Address Book Card.
     
  2. pbkiller macrumors regular

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    It takes it from where you fill up your info before doing the 1st official boot up, i think...:confused:
     
  3. techguy40 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats weird

    I don;t rememeber it asking for my address and telephone number.
     
  4. csc macrumors newbie

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    Were you connected to the internet and did you buy the computer (as opposed to getting it as a gift someone else purchased)? I had the same thing happen this weekend; I suspect that it is pulled from Apple's system, which has that info on the buyer.
     
  5. techguy40 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep I went into the Apple store nearby and bought a brand new macbook pro

    First thing I did was a clean install.

    Yes I been on the internet.

    So apple is some how getting the info of this computer and knows who bought it and puts that info in the address book?

    So if I delete the info from the address book, it will come back again?

    I like privacy about info like that just showing up on the address book without me entering it myself.
     
  6. csc macrumors newbie

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    Just a guess, but if you were connected to the internet when you were setting it up, that would explain your--and my--mysteries. However, I would be surprised if it would pop up again if you delete it now. I it is probably a "convenience" of the set-up process.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    in Setup Assistant on you first boot you have to enter a telephone number plus other info such as email address and home address otherwise it wont let your go to the next step.
     
  8. techguy40 thread starter macrumors regular

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    odd, I don't remember it asking me about telephone# and home address

    I think it ask for full name and email address only. on Full name I just put my first nick name only.

    After setup assistant was done. It show in address book my full name, home address and phone number.
     
  9. TravisReynolds macrumors regular

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    do you have a .mac account? It could have takken it from that
     
  10. techguy40 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No .mac account.
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    im pretty sure the Setup Assistant doesnt let you continue if you havent entered all the information next to the red arrows.
     

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