password and computer name change.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by perthcraig, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. perthcraig macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    my ex girlfriend set up my macbook pro 17", i didnt have a problem with this,
    untill we went our different ways.

    i want to take her side off the laptop, and change the computer name,

    she wont tell me her password for her side....

    at the moment it comes up as "donnas sex whore". at the time it was funny now its not.

    can i just put in the 2 discs i had with the computer and restart it all??

    it runs on a Mac OS X version 10.5.4. with 2.33 ghz intel core 2 duo,

    any help would be brilliant. thanks

  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I guess it's easier to just erase the whole hard drive and reinstall the OS since you two have gone separate ways. Yes you can use the discs and do a reinstall.
  3. perthcraig thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2009
    i forgot to mention that i dont mind keeping her side, if i could change the name from donna to something else... does that make any difference ???
  4. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    What do you mean by "her side"? Do you mean you had 2 user accounts? If so and your account has admin rights, you can just delete her old account. You will need your password but not hers. Of course, that will delete all the data in the home folder for that account, so make sure you want to do that.
    Changing the computer name name is usually done in the sharing window. You should be able tto do that as an admin user.

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