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    photojunkie's Avatar
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    Apr 04, 2007
    Leeds, w.Yorkshire, UK
    soon to be: 20'' 2.16ghz 1gb ram 250 harddrive.
    can i delete:
    the first user account that i set up when i first started the computer?

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    giulio's Avatar
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    Mar 19, 2007
    NY USA
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    I'm not exactly sure, but I think you'd have to log in with the root account, then delete any accounts you want, then create a new user account.

    Do you know the root password? If not - you may have to resintall OSX from the DVD - Do you have the DVD?
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    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    I believe that you create another admin account. Then you can remove the old admin account.
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    Feb 28, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    MBP 3.06Ghz, MBP 2.2Ghz, Mini G4, B/W G3 (Media Server), LCII, Beige G3
    You can do so. First create a new standard account from your first admin account. Then click the securities tab and set the checkbox for "allow this user to make administrator..." then log out completely of your old admin account and log into the new one and select the other account in account preferences and hit the "minus" button.

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