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Old Sep 19, 2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Mac OS X Panther - remove old admin

I recently purchased an older G4 off of craigslist.com. It was sold "as-is" so I don't have the OS installation disks, or the password for the old admin account.

Is it possible for me to re-install OS X Panther w/o the original disks or even better, remove the existing admin without formatting the drive and starting from scratch?

Help save my 10.3.9!

Matt
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Old Sep 19, 2008, 10:38 AM   #2
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I recently purchased an older G4 off of craigslist.com. It was sold "as-is" so I don't have the OS installation disks, or the password for the old admin account.

Is it possible for me to re-install OS X Panther w/o the original disks or even better, remove the existing admin without formatting the drive and starting from scratch?

Help save my 10.3.9!

Matt
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 08:05 AM   #3
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Viola!

That was amazing. Can't believe how easy it was to replace the existing admin user. Thanks for the nudge!
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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That was amazing. Can't believe how easy it was to replace the existing admin user. Thanks for the nudge!
Your welcome and yeah its way too easy that is why all my important information is encrypted if anyone every gets physical access to your machine its game over for anything that isn't.
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