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 Post subject: HELP! Fixing a MAC and I only know PC's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:08 am 
Little Foot
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Maximum PC GOD'S I need your help once again. A family member finally got her computer back from an old bf, she gave it to me to fix. Only problem is ... when I start the computer it boots into MAC software/OS? I know ZERO about "I" anything. I was about to figure out how to connect it to the internet, but when You all ask for certain files or info I wouldn't even know where to look for that. I wanted to see it this was a duel but set up but I don't even know where to look for that.

Assuming that she is ok running this system and just needed it to connect to the internet then I guess I have accomplished that. BUT ... her ex named this computer Michele's Whore. So how can I change that back to her name ... if possible?

Sorry for the unknown here but /cry I dislike MAC's hence never have learned anything about them.

Thanks for any help .. again. Suzie


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Fixing a MAC and I only know PC's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:39 am 
Smithfield
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So... I'm correct in assuming this is an actual Apple computer and not Mac OS X on a non-Apple product? Because I could also infer that the person just skinned Windows to look like it.

Anyway, to connect to the internet on wireless, there's an icon on the top right that looks like https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... s-icon.png


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Fixing a MAC and I only know PC's
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:14 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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...maybe it's me...but how do you know there's a problem with it?

Just like the windows world....Perhaps testing it out before asking questions (and probably a little less whining that you don't know how macs work), would be in order.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Fixing a MAC and I only know PC's
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:28 am 
8086
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it could be a hackintosh someone setup.
if that is the case and its running OSX, you can change the computer name in a few steps.
Launch ‘System Preferences’ - looks like a gray box with gears
Click the ‘Sharing’ icon
Type in what you want your Mac’s new computer name to be
Close ‘System Preferences’

if it is not letting you type in a new name, look in the lower left of the window for a padlock icon, if it looks locked, click it and it will ask for admin approval. just enter the password for the user account and it should go, if you dont have a password, just leave it blank and hit enter.


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 Post subject: Re: HELP! Fixing a MAC and I only know PC's
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:39 am 
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exactly - just go into the system preferences - its in the dock or you'll find it in Applications > Utilities


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