macbook question about restore to factory default

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  1. zadillo

    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you go to System Preferences and choose "Sharing", there is an entry where you can change the Computer Name (the only place where the name of the computer really comes up).

    If you meant changing the name of your hard drive, you can do that by simply on the hard drive icon and then clicking again on the actual text label.

    -Zadillo
     
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    cool...thanks...i'm new to macs...bet you couldn't figure that out!
     
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    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    No problem.

    There's a great sticky thread here that has some useful info too that might help you out.

    -Zadillo
     
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    can you change the "short name" in accounts?
     
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    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes, I'm not at my Mac right now but I'm pretty sure you can change that as well (you might need to "Unlock" to make changes though).

    Someone else on OS X right now can confirm this.
     
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    Reformatting because its on the fritz?

    Quite frankly, in the Mac OS X world such a thing is pointless. Apple designed OS X in a way so that reformatting wouldn't have to be the answer to every problem you get. The system files in OS X are not user editable, not even the Admin can edit or change those files, only account that can is the root account which is disabled by default, so really theres no reason the system files would be causing the problems, thus no reason for reformats.

    This is why we have the three account mininum suggestion here for this exact purpose, it would be a good idea to review the sticky thread here and take close look to the Mac OS X maintenance and security threads that can be found in the sticky thread. You will save yourself a lot of hassle. So really those reformat discs in the Mac world aren't used in the same fashion as the windows world.
     
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