Change name after migration assistasnt

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Outkast27, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Outkast27 macrumors 6502

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    i used migration assistant from my mbpr timemachine backup on my imac. I gave my imac to my uncle and deleted my files. The imac is still recognized as my macbook pro, is there a way to change that to his name, without wiping the hard drive?
     
  2. Outkast27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    why cant you just use the restore disks to restore the iMac?

    did you delete your user account on the iMac? if so open up system preferences, Sharing and change the computer name.
     
  4. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Would "SystemPreferences/Sharing - - ComputerName" be what you are looking for?
     
  5. Outkast27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wanted to avoid reinstalling everything if possible. I decided to go ahead and do a fresh install though. Thanks fellas!
     

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