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I have a iBook
I was wondering how to change the message at the login screen
(Above where you choose which user.)
It says (J.L.'s computer)
I was wondering how to change this

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  • john doe
    john doe Feb 27, 2009

    Got That Fixed
    But Now it says I'm a standard user and I can't install or change anything. I'm working on getting reinstall disks.

    I'm a genius at Windows
    a newb at Mac

  • Nathaniel Harvey Jun 18, 2013

    could open disk utility and repair permissions on the HDD



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You can change the name of your computer easily. Under the Apple Menu, go to System Preferences, then Sharing. The name of your computer shows in the top field; you can change it to anything you want.

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I think you will find this is done when the computer was installed i dont think you can change this without reinstalling the system. have u got start up disks, worth doing if you are the new owner any way n run

its like when u first put widows on it asks you for company name ha ha then it crashes


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I recently purchased a used iBook G4 laptop from a technician. I would like to reset the computer to factory installation so that I become the Administrator. Thank you.

You need an installer disk to do so or else you can get access to the administrator account and make appropriate modifications. You can login to the admin by following these steps in case you don't have the password:
This will allow you to gain access to your macbook
Step 1 of 6
Power on your iBook and press the "Command" and "S" keys at the same time as the computer boots. Cease holding the two buttons when you see a black computer screen appear with white text.
Step 2 of 6
Type "-uw/" and press "Enter." This will allow you to make changes to the hard drive.
Step 3 of 6
Type "Systemstarter" and press "Enter" to run "NetInfo" (this allows you to make changes to the user accounts on your iBook). A vast amount of messages will begin appearing on your screen. When you see the message "System started" appear, hit "Enter" to display a command prompt.
Step 4 of 6
Type "niutil -list . /users" and press "Enter." A list of the user accounts on your iBook will now appear.
Step 5 of 6
Find the name of the account you are wanting to use (most likely the administrator account) and type "passwd user --" (replace "user" with the name of the account you will be using). The command prompt will tell you twice that you are changing the password for the account you chose to change; therefore, enter the name of the account twice (ensure you are typing the name of the account correctly and the "Caps Lock" is off as you will not see what you are typing).
Step 6 of 6
Type "reboot" and press "Enter" to restart your iBook. The account you want to unlock will now be completely unlocked, allowing you to freely log into the account without any trouble whatsoever.

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Remove User Accounts from the Login Screen in Windows XP So you login to your...

Remove User Accounts from the Login Screen in Windows XP
So you login to your computer every single day, but there’s morethan one account to choose from… either because you got the computerfrom somebody else, or some software package added a user account thatyou really don’t want to see. So how do we hide that other account fromthe login screen?
There’s a simple registry that you can do to hide accounts fromthe login screen, or you could alternatively delete the user account ifyou really don’t need it. Both methods are listed below.

Open up regedit.exe through the start menu Run box, and then navigate down to the following key:
On the right-hand side you’ll see a list of keys that correspond touser accounts that are considered “Special” and are not to be shown onthe login screen

Create a new DWORD value with the same name as the user name thatyou want to hide. You’ll note that the actual username in theillustration was “OtherPerson” and not the description that was shownon the login screen.
To unhide the account, simply delete the registry key that you created.

The next time you log off you’ll see that the other account is gone.
Hide User Account with Tweak UI
You can also use the Microsoft Tweak UI PowerToy to do the same thing. (Thanks to Gustav for reminding me to include this)

Just click on the Logon key in the left hand side, and then uncheck the box for “Show <username> on Welcome screen”
Login to Hidden Account
You can still login to the account even though it’s not shown… You’ll just have to use a little trick.
At the login screen, just hit the Ctrl+Alt+Delete combination twicein a row, and you’ll be presented with the old-school login screen,where you have to manually enter the username.

Type the name and password of the other user, and login.
Delete User Account
Alternatively you can always delete the user account if you areabsolutely sure that you don’t need that user account anymore.Right-click on “My Computer” and choose “Manage”

Navigate down through “Local Users and Groups” and then Users, and thenlocate the username in the list that you’d like to get rid of.

Just right-click and choose Delete. Note that this step cannot bereversed, so make sure you only delete accounts you really really don’twant anymore. If you are unsure, you can just hide them using the firstoption above.

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In Windows 7, the logon screen usually contains a picture that you choose when...

In Windows 7, the logon screen usually contains a picture that you choose when setting up the computer and a default user name. Since I purchased my computer from Best Buy, the picture was already set and the user name was simply User.
Not very unique! The first thing I did when I got my computer was to change the user name and change my user picture. That is what I’ll explain in this article.
Change User Name in Windows 7First, click on Start and then Control Panel. Then click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
On the next screen, click on the User Accounts heading at the very top.

Finally, click on Change your account name to actually change the user name. If you want to change the user name for a different account, click on Manage another account.5a8fcb6.png
Now type in the new user name that you desire and click the Change button.
That’s it! Once you click Change, you’ll be back to the previous screen with a preview of the new login screen.
Change User Picture in Windows 7To change the user account picture, simply click on the Change your account picture link in the second step above.
You can either choose from the default pictures in Windows 7 or you can click the Browse for more pictures link. Once you have chosen the desired picture, click on the Change Picture button.
Change/Create User Password in Windows 7If you want to create a password for your user account or change the current password, click on the Change Windows password link.
If you don’t already have a password setup for your user account, you can click on the Create a Windows 7 password for your account link, otherwise you can click Change your password.
So those are the most common three tasks when managing user accounts in Windows 7.

on May 24, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have apple i book g4 i forgot my password.

Changing your administrator password

To change the administrator password, you must know the current administrator password. If you're logged in as the administrator, open Account preferences and click the Change Password button.

If you don't remember the password and automatic login is turned off, you can reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X User Install disc.

IMPORTANT: Because a user with the Mac OS X install disc can gain unrestricted access to your computer, you should keep the disc in a safe place.
To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.
  2. When you hear the startup tone, hold down the C key until you see the spinning gear.
  3. When the Installer appears, choose Utilities > Reset Password.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.
  5. Quit the Installer and restart your computer while holding down the mouse button to eject the disc.

Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.

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Is it possible to reset G4 ibook, without any disk?

Here are the steps how you can reset the user / password in your notebook.

1. Reboot
2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
mount -uw /
    • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    • shutdown -h now
  1. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you're good to go again!

Oct 03, 2009 | Apple iBook G4 (Z0AZW13397068) PC Notebook

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Forgot my pass word on apple note book

HI there,

You can change your password with the original system disks that came with the computer. Put the discs in the computer, restart it holding down the "c" key to boot off the disk. Choose your language, then go up to utilities tab on the top and choose change password.

This will only change the login password, and not the keychain access passwords.


Apr 29, 2009 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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My iBook G4 continues to run slowly and/or freeze

Try resetting the PRAM by turning on the iBook then holding option + command + P + R and wait till u hear another chime. If it still freezes, it may indicate an application may be causing it to lock up hold shift after you hear the chime to boot OS X into safe boot.

Mar 18, 2009 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Mac OS X

the only way to change this is reinstalling the system with start up disks,


Feb 24, 2009 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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