5387 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2008 7:36 AM by enzofsilva
Rather than untangle that knot (deleting your Home folder has destroyed that account anyway), the better course of action for handing on a computer is to do an Erase and Install, then your wife can set up her own account on a freshly installed system without carrying over any previous damage from well intentioned but potentially damaging hacking about.
Insert your Install disk 1 into the drive and then Restart, and hold down the C key to take you to the installation windows.
Select your language, the start up Volume and choose Erase and Install.
At the point your registration process starts, abandon the registration, quit and eject the disk and switch of the computer.
This will allow your wife a freshly installed system, whereby she can complete the registration process herself. Remember to hand on the Install disks.
You're welcome Russell.
Target disk mode would be good, or even Migration Assistant depending if the old OS she is transferring from is another 10.5 or 10.4. Also if the older files are coming off an older PPC machine, then consider this informative article to assist in this transfer.
A Basic Guide for Migrating to Intel-Macs by Kappy
That about covers all bases. Good luck with the new setup.
I am also handing my MacbBook Pro to my wife
I am thinking about deleting my account (which is an admin, of course). I made her an admin account and she has access to all my apps when she logs in...
I WANT her to have access to my applications as if they were hers even when my account is deleted (e.g. Adobe CS3, Skype, etc.).
When I delete my admin account (with which the applications were installed), will she automatically not have access to the apps in the "applications folder" anymore? In other words, when I delete the admin account with which the application where installed, do all applications and setting from that account get deleted as well from all other users?
(transfering, sync'ing, etc. can be so easy but such a headache from a personal standpoint: managing changes)