How to rename your Mac?

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  1. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

    sikkinixx

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    My grandma gave me her old G3 iMac with Panther installed on it. Unfortunately I don't have the Panther CD's since she lost them. So I created a new login and deleted hers and that was that.

    But it is still called "Maureen's Cute G3" in things like the systme profiler, etc.

    It's not a big deal but still....Anyway to change that without having to reinstall the OS? And for that matter, is there anyway to order new Panther discs/whatever? I don't really wanna buy new ones but if I have too I probably should in case this thing decides to screw up and leave me stuck without a computer :eek:
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Go to System Preferences -> Sharing. It's the first thing you see.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If you go to System Preferences -> Sharing

    You can change the name there.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Remember to reboot afterwards though, otherwise certain network based services like Printer Sharing won't want to work :)
     
  5. sikkinixx thread starter macrumors 68020

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