... basicaly how do i make the new computer mine?
The first thing you must do is erase the iMac's hard disk and install its original operating system. You will encounter numerous frustrations until you do that.
Once its original operating system is installed, you will need to upgrade it to Snow Leopard ($19), then Mountain Lion (another $19).
You will require the iMac's original System and Applications Install DVDs. If the seller did not provide them you must purchase a replacement set from Apple. They will require your Mac's serial number. The price is reasonable ($25 or so).
question 2 - is how to bring over everything else from my pc laptop (windows 7) with a broken screen?
An inoperative PC display will make that tedious. You would be better off extracting the PC's hard disk and installing it in an inexpensive enclosure. The Mac can read PC formatted volumes, but you may have to convert file formats. MP3 music, jpeg photos, and Office documents, for example, can be copied and read by corresponding Mac apps, but address book contacts and email messages may be more difficult to translate.
thanks for your reply john galt - who are you by the way? everybody wants to know who is john galt.
that methoud doesnt sound too good. 1st i dont have any of the original disks and 2nd the computer is updated with a new operating system already so buying older ones doesnt really appeal. Third there is some adobe software loaded that i dont want to loose.
do you know of any other way that would not require the erasing of hard drive? it is all been cleaned already of the previous owners data except for the software which i would like to keep.
... 1st i dont have any of the original disks and 2nd the computer is updated with a new operating system already so buying older ones doesnt really appeal. Third there is some adobe software loaded that i dont want to loose.
I understand all that, but a Mac cannot be sold in that condition. It's not just a legal consideration, it's a practical one.
The seller was remiss in not properly configuring your iMac for sale. Almost no one does. You can fix that oversight by following my instructions. You will encounter numerous frustrations until you do.