Changing computer owner

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  1. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Is there anyone to change the name of the computer owner? I misstyped a persons name and would like it to show their correct name in, for example, the 'more info [about this mac]' address bar where it says "<name>'s computer"
     
  2. trevor

    trevor There's always a brand new day

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    reinstall the OS? :dunno:

    Seriously that's the only way I know how to do it (assuming you are talking about the computer name and not the user name)
     
  3. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Shoot :( Anyone else?
     
  4. Skoles

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    System Preferences -> Accounts.

    Just be sure to have the account p/w handy.
     
  5. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Wont that change just the account? I want to change what shows up as the owner
     
  6. Skoles

    Skoles Guest

    There should be a full name & short name version. My "More Info" displays my short name so you should only want to change that.
     
  7. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    system preferences - sharing
     
  8. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    there is one name you can't change without an entire OS reinstall...
     
  9. Snotfist

    Snotfist I am the Urban Cowboy.

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    This is the correct answer. This is also how I named both my computers (Xavier - iMac G5, and Zeus 15" PB).
     
  10. Atheist

    Atheist oh, hi OT Supporter

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    Great thanks guys
     
  11. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    nice thread
     
  12. Jackhole

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    Also change the owner's information (address, etc.) in Address Book.
     

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