How can I change the initial personal details during installation of Mac OS X

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  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    How can I change the initial personal details during installation of Mac OS X. Can someone please let me in??

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Reinstall is the only way I know. Why do you ask are you planing on selling you machine?
     
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  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Which particular details?

    Either system prefs->accounts

    or

    edit your entry in the address book
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Which personal details?

    Your name/address ones are in your Address Book but that won't resend the registration information to Amazon.

    You can change the name of your computer in the Accounts preference pane. The only one you can't change (well, can't change easily) is the short name of your Home folder.
     
  7. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    no, no.. i was just a little dubious about registering my actual details in the initial installation so i put in a fake name, which is now starting to annoy me.

    eg. if i go to 'about this mac', the name is a phony one.

    changing account details is useless.

    any other way??
     
  8. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't worry about it. I had one machine that I used Steve Job's name and address on the initial setup. Never and any problems with it..
     
  9. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    heheh no prob.. i think i just need to change the short name though because changing the address book didn't make it 'xxxx yyyyy's' computer to what i wanted.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Did you even try what others said in terms of going to the Accounts section of preferences? That's where you can change the name of the computer to Your Name's Computer. And don't change the short name just in the box there... you can seriously screw up your Mac doing that
     
  11. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Account details and the computer name *are* changeable. As said earlier, the only part that isn't easily changeable is the short name of the home folder. System preferences->Accounts to change the login name, System preferences->Sharing to change the computer's name. The name of the startup disk is changeable by clicking on it twice. Reboot. None of this should be "useless" unless you aren't actually doing it.
     
  12. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Actually, to change the computer name, you need to go to System Prefs->Sharing

    Edit: Beaten to it ^^^
     
  13. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    brilliant!!! that did the trick! :)

    thanks guys :)
     

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