changing the name of my home library? reformat= breach of Eula???

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  1. samrulestothema macrumors regular

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    Hiya,

    I just have bought a second hand macbook (white one with leopard)

    I want to change the home from his current name of JJlaw02 to my name, as is on my current iMac. However I cannot do this, he has not provided me with his password, but has instead deleted his account, having just one user, called User. I am since confused as to why I even need a password, if I currently do not need one to start it up.

    Yeah, so anyway! Any help is appreciated.

    If I cannot, can I use the OSX dvds that came with my iMac to do a fresh install on the macbook??? Or is it a violation of EULA?

    Cheers guys!!!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Restore disks that come with your Mac are model specific, so iMac disks won't work on a MacBook.
     
  3. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, so do you know how I can change the name so it is mine?? cheers
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. samrulestothema thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If it's your computer, use the restore discs that came with it to reinstall. If you don't have the discs (you should always insist on these when buying a used Mac), call Apple for replacement disks or buy a retail copy of Mac OS X.
     
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