Remove All Previous Owner Info but still some left.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Grasshopper2Ant, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Grasshopper2Ant macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    Hello all, I recently purchased a two week old 11" Air. The previous owner has removed all her personal information and when I boot up it shows "Admin" which is fine but when I start some proggies it still mentions previous owners name.

    Short of a clean OSx reinstall, how can I remove her name etc. from my Air.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    It really is best to do a clean install, despite the effort that it takes. You can never be sure what's on there when you buy a second-hand system so it's best to clean it out completely.
  3. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    +1 takes little time, and since you just bought it, I'm guessing there isn't much of your stuff on it that would require a backup.

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