Name of Computer

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  1. skd macrumors 6502

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    #1
    My wife just got a used iBook. She would like to change the name of the computer. When you click on Finder in the left column under places -
    The computer has the name of the previous owner.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    System Preferences > Sharing. It's at the top - "Computer Name:"

    :)

    EDIT: Sorry, wrong advice. Please read below.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Method A:
    - Go to Systems Preference.
    - Select Accounts.
    - Create a new account in her name.
    - Log into that new account.
    - Delete the old user's account.

    Method B:
    - If you have the install disks, erase the HD and do a clean install.
    - If not, consider purchasing Tiger or Leopard and erasing the HD and doing a clean install.

    Personally recommend Method B since it will provide you a clean environment.
     
  4. skd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    maybe it's not the computer name -

    it's the name after the house under places after I click on finder.
    see attachment
     

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  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    Sorry, I misread your original post. You're right, it's not the computer name, but rather, the account (or user) name.

    To reiterate what sushi said, it's probably a better idea to perform an Erase and Install to start with a clean slate, or at the very least, create a new user (with admin privileges) and delete the current one.
     

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