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Old Sep 22, 2006, 09:22 PM   #1
dahni
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How do I remove my admin password?

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I am selling my PowerMac G4 with 10.3 OS on it, and I wanted to remove my admin password from it. I went to System Preference > Accounts and thought if I just remove the password I entered there, it will work. When I did that first it gave me a warning saying "You did not enter password, sure you wanna do that" I clicked OK, then it gave me "You cannot change your password to the password you entered" And it reverts it back to the way things were. Does anyone know how I can remove my admin password?? If so plleeasee help this poor soul
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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you can't just format the drive and do a clean install? It would be much safer.
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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why not just do a full restore on the system then the buyer cant recover anything
and that will get rid of the password

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Old Sep 23, 2006, 02:48 AM   #4
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Yeah, boot from your Install CD and launch Disk Utility then erase the disk. If you're really paranoid you can overwrite the entire disk 35 times with random data.

Then make a clean install.
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Old Sep 23, 2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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Create a new user and give it admin privileges? Log into the new user and delete the old admin account.
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