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I need direction to delete the original (set up when new) admin user account from my Macbook Pro running 10.5.8 and with setting up a new admin account. I purchased a new machine and will be handing down the older one. I need to dump all of my files from the hard drive as I have already moved them to my new machine. Any help is appreciated.
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Just create a new Admin account and name it whatever you wish (preferably give it the name of the recipient). Then log on to the new account and remove the old one. That will remove all your old user data.

If you want to give the recipient the machine without anything other than what was originally included with it, you'll need to boot with the Leopard DVD, wipe the drive, and reinstall Leopard. After reinstalling, run software update to bring Leopard up to the latest version. (10.5.8)
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