new powerbook user

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by drewpowerbook, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. drewpowerbook
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    macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2004
    I recently started using a powerbook and I bought a powerbook G4 from someone else who was looking for something else. I was wondering if I could re-install Mac OS X without losing the software on the computer because I don't have the disks for the programs? I want to start fresh because as of right now his name is all over the computer as the administrator and such.
  2. Ilikemacs
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    macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2004
    Just create a new administrative account, transfer the files you want through the shared folder, and delete his account. This would be easier than reloading the OS and would be more of a "fresh start"
  3. Kingsnapped
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    macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Which programs are you talking about? If you got anything off versiontracker, just burn them to a DVD. Anything else is illegal for you to have without the discs, etc.. so go get them from him!

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