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Hey guys..me again. I recently sold my iBook to a friend and I was wondering how i can change the short name?it still holds my name and i would want to change it.do i have to reformat it or something?
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I just go in to system preferences accounts (make sure the paddle-lock is undone) then click on your account and change the name.
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I don't think that changes it... In fact, I'm not sure you can.

If you're selling it I would erase the hard drive and reinstall the OS.
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No it does. I done it on my MacMini when I bought it and on my macbook before I sold it.
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okay..thanks guys..wait, follow up question. does iwork '08 work on the ibook?
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change short name. 40 steps.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428

Im not sure it's worth it?
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