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Old Aug 28, 2008, 12:33 AM   #1
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new to me used imac g3 admin account

I bought this imac g3 about 4 months ago and thought that maybe it was time to put on some new apps. I go to do it and it says I can't because I'm not the admin
I have no install disks or anything. I looked through the files and found out it was from a high school before they retired it, must have been in the principles office as the 700mhz g3 is in great shape.

so how do I create a new account and make it the admin?
thanks for the help
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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so how do I create a new account and make it the admin?
thanks for the help
Just go to System Preferences, Accounts then click the plus button, assuming there is no password, or if there is an admin password then you will need the OS X CD to reset it, simply put it into the drive and hold the c key when starting, then go to the apple menu and there will be an option to reset password.
Hope this Helps

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Old Aug 28, 2008, 02:01 AM   #3
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Thanks.

ya know I've been through the system preferences before and never noticed that

it did the trick, Tyler (me) is now the admin. plus I made my brother an account because this will be a mostly school computer for the both of us
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