How do I remove my admin password?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Sep 22, 2006
    #1
    Hi,

    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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    frankblundt

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    #2
    you can't just format the drive and do a clean install? It would be much safer.
     
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    elisha cuthbert

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    #3
    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

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    Jan 25, 2005
    #4
    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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    spicyapple

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    #5
    Create a new user and give it admin privileges? Log into the new user and delete the old admin account. :)
     

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