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How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 02, 2006 02:36PM
Im selling my g5 1.6 to a friend and I want to give him the box with his name as the primary user. How do I do this?

I want to give him the comp with everything still installed...dont want to re-install etc.



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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Carm
Date: July 02, 2006 02:38PM
Zero out data on the HD and reinstall the OS. This will let your friend input any info they want when they setup the computer with their info. Very easy to do

Carm



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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 02, 2006 02:44PM
Thanks Carm...I edited my post to indicate that I wanted to leave everything on the comp and not have to go through another re-install. Is it possible to do this via booting from the software install disc?



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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Carm
Date: July 02, 2006 02:49PM
What do you want to save on the computer? Makes no sense. pRON maybe (j/k) winking smiley

Backup whatever you think is "valuable" and reinstall.

Carm
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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 02, 2006 04:21PM
Well, I went through an clean install already, loaded a bunch of programs that I have, photoshop and a bunch of others...forgot to create the primary account in his name. Dont want to do it again. I thought one could do it by booting from the install disk. No?
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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: July 02, 2006 04:23PM
Kraniac–

get ready to duck
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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: July 02, 2006 04:49PM
Not much help here, 'cause I don't know how to do it. But surely someone here must know (assuming that it can be done). Kinda unfortunate, but, like Big Daddy says...get ready to duck!
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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 02, 2006 04:52PM
why, is someone going to lecture me about including software in this sale? I would prefer a lecture about enjoying fois gras with a glass of old style but if you have to then rip away.

I'd just like to pass the machine on the way it is now. I thought there was a way
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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Carm
Date: July 02, 2006 04:55PM
Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: July 02, 2006 05:01PM
Thank you, Carm. I didn't know it was now possible to do it without reinstalling the OS.

Like Kraniac, I find reinstalling tedious. I recently had to go through it on two computers and it took many hours and I still have more work to do.
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Re: How best to create a new primary user account?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: July 02, 2006 05:15PM
After reading the Mac docs, i was preparing to DUCK. Actually, I was preparing a raid on my kids stash of everclear and gatorade. Luckily and thankfully, you included a link to changeshortname. I hate gatorade. And, you held off on the fois gras crap...dont get me started on banning trans fats. My partially hydrogenated frosted flake oil is close to my heart's walls. Thanks for that and ill decide whether i should just do this crap all over (clean install) or try to just change the friggin names.

Now, i wish someone could help me with the topic i made directly below this one regarding identifying matched pairs of RAM.



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