New MacBook Air (used)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davenz, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. davenz macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    So I just bought a used MacBook Air on eBay. Everywhere has the old owners name. iCloud, hard drive, computer name ect. How do I change this? I don't want to reinstall as that way it will delete all the software which is installed.

    Anyway to change this in one place so it filters down? Thanks
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    U should be able to delete all users except the root administrator.
  3. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    You just need to create your now user. Go to system preferences> users and groups. Click on the lock icon and authenticate it, then click the + icon above it and create your new user (with admin privileges) then log out of the current user. Log in as your new user and go through the setup process, then go back to users and groups (still in your new user) and delete the old user by selecting it and clicking the - button and selecting "delete user's home folder".

    To rename the HD, simply go to finder, then navigate to the computer directory and rename the HD like you would a normal folder.

    To rename the computer, go to system preferences> sharing and type your computer's new name in the "Computer Name" text box.

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