Best way to wipe/reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xheathen, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. xheathen macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2010
    Hi all,

    Originally, when I had bought our current mac mini, I was using it and so I just named it after myself. It's exclusively my wife's right now, and I'm planning on moving from Windows to Mac in the next several months. Since the new system will be my name, it'll get confusing to have them both named after me. So I'm looking at renaming the system to my wife's name.

    I was told the only way to really do this is wipe it and reinstall everything. Hopefully that's not the case, but I'm OK if it is since she doesn't actually have anything substantial on it yet either.

    What's the best way to do this? I'm relatively new to Mac, so I'm not sure what it looks like. The music should be easy since it's just shared off of my PC's iTunes folder along with our movies. And photos I have backed up on Dropbox.

    As a side note, we bought Pages off of the App Store. How does that transfer exactly?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    Go to system preferences, Sharing, and change the Computer Name Field.
  3. xheathen, Jun 11, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011

    xheathen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2010
    Ah sweet thanks - i did find that and changed it. Will it show up absolutely everywhere as her name now??

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