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    Change name of computer?
    Hi

    I need to change the name of my computer. By name I mean, that when you open "About this Mac" "More information". There is a name on top of the window. One chooses this name yourself, but how do you change it?

    Thanks

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    System Preferences ~> Accounts ~> YourUserAccount ... change the Name here ... you'll probably need the password for the account or an admin password

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    if you search on here there is a thread on how to change the shortname which is a bit more complicated but it can be done.
    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn__Dooley View Post
    System Preferences ~> Accounts ~> YourUserAccount ... change the Name here ... you'll probably need the password for the account or an admin password
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    Actually, to change the name of the computer, open System Preferences/Sharing. At the top is the computer name.
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