Mac OS X Panther - remove old admin

Discussion in 'OS X' started by RazorbackFan78, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Google is your friend the third link is most likely what you want...

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=reset...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    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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