reset root imac name ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NeoCool, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. NeoCool macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    Hi guys and gals would you be so kind as to help me reset the default system name. Ive purchased another Imac and it still has the original users details.

    Im don't mean the home folder user, its the system name.

    Is there a tool or easy way to change this please.:)
  2. malvicus macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Can you create a new user with Admin power. Login to that user and delete the original one? It's all under user groups in system preferences.
  3. NeoCool thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    root imac name

    thanks bud
    although that does not seem to change the name of the Imac
    its name is User.
    BUt this does not appear or come up in the user accounts.
    so can change account names but not system name.

    any suggestions please.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I would recommend wiping the disk and reinstalling. You don't know what garbage the previous owner left on the disk nor do you know how they modified OS X.

    However if I understand what you're asking, what you're looking for is in System Preferences->Sharing.
  5. NeoCool thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2011
    mac name

    thanks guys

    so under sharing i see i can change name.
    many thanks.

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