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Changing owner's name
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Apr 10, 2002, 11:19 AM
I recently purchased an iBook from Circuit City. It was an open box item. CC is not carry Mac products anymore. The owner's name that shows up on the computer is a bunch of meaningless letters. Is there a way to change this? I would like to see my name when the computer starts up. I deleted the user, but the computer still has the bogus name as the owner. Running osX. Thanks.
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Apr 10, 2002, 12:40 PM
System Preferences -> Sharing -> Computer Name
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Apr 10, 2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Justin W. Williams:
<STRONG>System Preferences -&gt; Sharing -&gt; Computer Name</STRONG>
Thanks alot. That did the trick.
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Apr 11, 2002, 07:15 AM
That is for OSX.

This forum is for Mac OS 9 and under.

Use the OSX forums, so aptly named, for OSX related queries.

In OS9, for future reference, you'd use the File Sharing control panel to change the computer name.
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