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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Deleting Administrator account on Powermac G5

I have a friend who needs to delete his administrator account on his powermac G5 (Osx Tiger), but when he goes to the accounts in the system prefs, and clicks on the admin. account, there is no option to delete it. He is selling the computer and wants to delete the account and create a new fresh one before he sells it.

How can he fully delete it?? He was able to delete all the other user accounts......but no luck deleting his account.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 03:38 AM
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Re: Deleting Administrator account on Powermac G5

Is that the only administrator account? There has to be at least one admin-level account. He should create the new account, then delete the old one.

Personally, when selling a machine, I'd prefer to put the system environment in an as-new state: do an Erase and Install from the Tiger DVD, install iLife and any other apps, use Software Update to get everything up to date, etc. Finally, there's a .plist(?) file that you can edit to make the 'Welcome' screen/vid reappear on the next boot, to make it look like the first time booting the install. I saw how to do this on the MacNN forums a while back but can't find it now. You might want to bounce over to their OS X forum:
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