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    how to change computer name?
    Hello all,

    I'm on my daughter's iMac running OS X 10.7.3. When she bought this computer she had the Apple store set it up and they named the computer with her own name - but they misspelled it! Is there any way to change the computer's name without totally sending it back to its default settings?

    Thanks for any help.

    Kevin H.

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    If you mean the User Account name, go to System Preferences, click on Users & Groups. From there, you should see a box with 'Full Name:' titling it. You can then rename it there.

    If you want to change the name of the computer as it appears to other people on a network etc., go System Preferences > Sharing. At the top you should see a box named 'Computer Name'.

    For future knowledge, all it took to get this info was two quick Google's: "change user name osx 10.7" and "change computer name osx 10.7".
    Saves a bit of effort on our part

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    Quote Originally Posted by madwolfe View Post
    If you mean the User Account name, go to System Preferences, click on Users & Groups. From there, you should see a box with 'Full Name:' titling it. You can then rename it there.

    If you want to change the name of the computer as it appears to other people on a network etc., go System Preferences > Sharing. At the top you should see a box named 'Computer Name'.

    For future knowledge, all it took to get this info was two quick Google's: "change user name osx 10.7" and "change computer name osx 10.7".
    Saves a bit of effort on our part
    Madwolfe: thanks for the info. System Preferences>sharing was the answer we needed. And you're right, I should have done a Google search first.

    Kevin H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjhart0133 View Post
    Madwolfe: thanks for the info. System Preferences>sharing was the answer we needed. And you're right, I should have done a Google search first.

    Kevin H.
    No problem

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