How do I Delete main admin and replace with 2nd admin?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by paulhannon, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. paulhannon macrumors member

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    Jul 9, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    Im running 10.6.2

    I just used migration assistant to transfer to my new macbook pro. When i was doing this i needed to set up a new account/user as the one already on my new macbook pro is named the same as the one i was migrating from. With me?

    What i want to do is delete the ORIGINAL account and be left with the new one, i migrated over, as the sole account (bar guest account and whatever else is usually there).

    I can't seem to see any option for deleting the original account, the minus option is faded out when i highlight the Original account in "Accounts" in the System Pref. window.

    I did a search for similar probs, found none. Please help and thanks.

    Paul
     
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I assume you're not logged in as the user you're trying to delete?

    Did you click the padlock to unlock the admin settings?
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #3
    Silly question, but which account are you logged on with?
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    Singapore
    #4
    i dont think doing that is the solution, but you go into
    1. system prefs->accounts
    2. unlock if need be, hit the "plus" button.
    3. a window will pop-up, hit the pull down and your all sweet!

    this is for Snow Leopard btw :D
     

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  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #5
    Get into Mac Help. Select the Accounts topic from the index. There's lots of information there for you.
     

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