how to change computers name?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Safford, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Safford macrumors newbie

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    I just got my friends old Powerbook g4 and I was wondering if i could take his name off the computer?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The computers name is found in System Preferences - Sharing - Computer Name at the top.

    I also think you might be referring to the home folder, is that correct? If so then the best option would be to create a new user for yourself ( System Preferences - Accounts - +). There is a method of manually changing it however it is not really recommended and can easily be screwed up.
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    If you just got it, I suggest you do a clean install of software. After it restarts, it'll ask you for name, network, etc.

    You don't really want someone else's identity or settings on your machine anyway.
     

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