Hi newbe here: How to remove previous owner name

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by potjoe, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. potjoe macrumors member

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    Hi,to all looks a nice site!.Have just got a 2010 mini (s/hand of ebay.The Q? is it as the last owners name in a few places HOW can i get this name off- is it poss and if so how BUT please nice and easy as i am an old man and goes in and out just like that.
    Have had pc's and laptops (lots pro's with windows) for years but now the was to move over to Mac's.
    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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  4. potjoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi yes i do have

    Hi, thanks for for coming back .Yes i do have 2 dvds with the mini.
     
  5. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    did you follow the instruction link that Hellhammer posted? That should give you a new to you computer. The second disc should be the additional software like iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, etc.
     
  6. potjoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Have tryed got!

    have tryed got blank sceen?.:confused::confused::confused:
    PS:is that the only way?
     
  7. onyxvu macrumors newbie

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    here is a very simple way that works perfect:

    1. Reboot
    2. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the chime. (command + s on newer Macs)
    3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

    mount -uw /
    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    shutdown -h now

    4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and your good to go again!

    i take no credit for this, i just found it when i got my first mac
     
  8. azanka macrumors newbie

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    thanks onyxvu, that was what i was searching for!
     

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