Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


take ownership

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 smink


  • Members
  • 17 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Boynton Beach, FL
  • Local time:07:43 PM

Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:46 PM

Inherited an Imac 21 inch, upgraded to 4 gig ram and OS 1-.11.6 El Capitan. How do I clean the Machine out, delete the old user and add myself as the user? I WANT TO HAVE MY OWN ACCOUNT, and use the same Apple ID as I do on my I-Phone & I-Pad.


Also I would like to upgrade the OS to Sierra. Will I have to purchase an interim OS?


Model Name: iMac

  Model Identifier: iMac.1 (Snow Leopard) NOW EL CAPITAN

  Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

  Number Of Processors: 1

  Total Number Of Cores: 2

  L2 Cache: 6 MB

  Memory: 4 GB ( DDR2 SDRAM @800mghz)//2 banks 0=1 &1=0)

  Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

  Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00

  SMC Version (system): 1.29f1

  Serial Number (system): W8810D19ZE2

  Hardware UUID: 03E452A0-6716-58CF-9FB5-25C21E40963D 


Thank you

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Buddyme2


  • Members
  • 715 posts
  • Local time:02:43 PM

Posted 06 December 2016 - 06:44 PM

Follow the instructions below:

How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan


Unfortunately, your Mac is not supported to run OS X Sierra.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users