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#1 OFFLINE   lblackwolf

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:16 PM

hi, my son bought a Mac G4 at city auction, but can't get into anything because they left it with an admin password. anyone know how to bypass this?

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Posted 21 June 2005 - 05:51 PM

Apparently you will need an install disk in order to reset the Admin password.Here are a couple links that explain the problem:http://www.macosx.co...r-Password.htmlhttp://www.tech-reci...ac_tips712.html
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 12:21 AM

LilBambi, on Jun 21 2005, 04:51 PM, said:

Apparently you will need an install disk in order to reset the Admin password.Here are a couple links that explain the problem:http://www.macosx.co...r-Password.htmlhttp://www.tech-reci...ac_tips712.html

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Thanks Fran, I haven't heard from him since I posted this so maybe the library IT people came through with the password. I'll keep these just in case though. BTW, I didn't see a pic of you in ATL, guess maybe you're another of the shy ones. See you over there, thanks again, Logan

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:57 AM

You are very welcome. Hope they are able to provide it, but at least you know there is a way to reset it without actually having to know the existing password as long as you have an install disk.RE: Pic ... Actually, there is a picture of me in my profile....user photo to the right. There are also several pics on my blog (see sig). ;)
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Posted 22 June 2005 - 01:02 PM

LilBambi, on Jun 22 2005, 01:57 AM, said:

You are very welcome. Hope they are able to provide it, but at least you know there is a way to reset it without actually having to know the existing password as long as you have an install disk.RE: Pic ... Actually, there is a picture of me in my profile....user photo to the right. There are also several pics on my blog (see sig). :sweatingbullets:

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Right, and I had actually been to your pages and gone through quite a bit of it/them. Sorry, short attention span here.

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:43 AM

I hear ya! Sometimes it is hard to remember all we have seen on the Internet.I just didn't think I needed to post my pic directly in ATL because there are ones available here and elsewhere.
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 02:28 AM

If you do a re-install of the os (or install a newer version) make sure you use the disk utility to format the drive first.  More than once at work we've reinstalled osx on a returned machine only to realize after it was done that the old user info is still there.




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