How do I remove my admin password?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by dahni, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2006

    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 :(
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    you can't just format the drive and do a clean install? It would be much safer.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

    Feb 25, 2006
    why not just do a full restore on the system then the buyer cant recover anything
    and that will get rid of the password

    Edit: damn 1 second too slow
  4. macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2005
    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.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    Create a new user and give it admin privileges? Log into the new user and delete the old admin account. :)

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