How can I get rid of previous owners name??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbrown, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I bought my MBP 2.8 second hand a few months back. The seller created an account under my name - which all works fine. He also left a bunch of graphics apps that I want to keep ( so I'd rather not re-install OS X ) - when I start the computer I get the log on panel - and just above the name field where you put in your account name, it says " Joe Bloggs Macbook Pro ".

    How can I change this so it says my name?

    cheers all
    :)
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    You can change the name of the computer in System Preferences > Sharing.
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    HI GGJ :)

    It's not the Home directory name I'm on about.

    It seems to me that when you install the system - it assigns a name to the computer itself ( as well as giving you an account name ).

    So if I install a fresh system, as part of the install I'm asked to enter various details ( name, address etc. etc. ). From this info it gives the computer a name - ie ' JBrowns Computer '. Then even if I change account holders names, that remains the same.

    So although the seller set up the ( only ) account to reflect my name - the computer name is still under his name. It's this I'd like to change.

    cheers
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry about that... I misread your question. PeggyD got it right.
     
  5. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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