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Changing Computer Name

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How can I change my computers name? During registration you enter your name but it automatically adds 'Computer' at the end. How can I change this? Thanks.
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[quote]Originally posted by foneroot:
<strong>How can I change my computers name? During registration you enter your name but it automatically adds 'Computer' at the end. How can I change this? Thanks.</strong><hr></blockquote>

In MacOS it's under FileSharing Contol Panel.

I'm not in OSX at the moment but I believe it is the same there.

Hope this helps.

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If I am not mistaken you go System Preferences--&gt;Users--&gt;Edit User. Then simply change the name in the top blank. The short version below is not editable. To change that you have to create a new user identity, use the corrected short version, then delete the original identity. This also hoses all your other preferences in your Home and it's a PIA to get everything right again. The short version is what it used to identify your Home window. Good Luck and let me know if this works.
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[quote]Originally posted by AllInOne:
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In MacOS it's under FileSharing Contol Panel.

I'm not in OSX at the moment but I believe it is the same there.

Hope this helps.

AIO</strong><hr></blockquote>

Thanks! It's something like that, I just poked around a little. It's under:
System Preferences &gt; Sharing &gt; Computer Name
All set now Thanks again.
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That doesn't change the log-in name for the administrator. if i had known this would leave the login name as my first name plus the first 2 letters of my last name i would have entered something else. I tried to change it but couldn't-wierd.
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