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Pablo Garrahan
New owner - used computer
on Dec 6, 2008 at 10:38:48 pm


I recently purchased a mac mini from a friend. I did not get the OS disks with it. It is currently running Tiger. I want to blow out his user info and apps and make me the owner of the computer.

Can you tell me how to do this? As I said, I don't have the install disks. Do I need them?

Thanks,

PG


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Zane Barker
Re: New owner - used computer
on Dec 7, 2008 at 10:11:10 pm

You need the disks.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Jeff Carpenter
Re: New owner - used computer
on Dec 9, 2008 at 9:31:48 pm

You'll need the disks to fully do what you're asking.

Otherwise, you can create a new account, log into that, and set it so the computer auto-logs onto that one when you start up.

You'll still have all his programs, but things like iCal, Safari Bookmarks, and Address book will be empty.



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