Changing and Deleting Admin Accounts

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by forcefieldkid, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. forcefieldkid macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,
    Just recieved a very nice refurb black Macbook, without the discs, and with an account already set. I'm just making sure before I do anything, as i'd like to have a different home folder name than the one theyve set, If I set up a new admin account and then delete the one they made, it won't cause me any problems right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes, definitely create a new admin account and delete the old one. I strongly recommend doing a clean install for security reasons, which make require you to purchase a copy of Snow Leopard. Did you buy the computer directly from a retailer? If so, they should have included the disks.
     
  3. forcefieldkid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was through an authorised apple reseller (http://maceco.co.uk). They were up front about it not coming with the discs but with a fresh install of Leopard and iLife09. Thanks for the answer on the admin accounts, doing that now.

    What do you mean about security reasons for a fresh install and buying Snow Leopard? Could you elaborate on that?
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

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    Just for added piece of mind, making it yours and making sure there is nothing 'icky' installed on it.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    You can get a replacement set of Restore Disks from Apple, phone 0844 209 0611 and have the serial number ready.
     
  6. forcefieldkid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would I have to pay for those or just mention it was purchased as a Refurb?
     
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Usually the replacement, called a fulfillment, will be at cost. If anyone was to give you the software for free it would have been the reseller, not Apple.
     
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