Deleting old user's information on MB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CQuedado, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. CQuedado macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007

    I just bought a new MB on craigslist and i want to delete the old user's information and change it to mine--

    the address submitted on day 1 of the computer
    where it says "David Doan's (old owner) Macbook"


    I've changed the administrator and the password for now. Is there anything else you would recommend doing....

    or should i just restore to factory settings???
  2. RHVC59 macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2008
    Eugene, Oregon
    I would start fresh myself, that way you can set the machine up the way you want it, and avoid all the old "crap" from the last user. But that is just me:)
  3. CQuedado thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    for whatever reason, when i tried doing that last night, all the original information was all still there...

    am i doing it all wrong?

    I thought all i have to do is put in the OS disc and re-install??
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    You need to do an erase and install not an archive and install. Glad to hear you got the install discs with that craigslist purchase. Never buy a used or "new" Mac without them.

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