new to me used imac g3 admin account

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by auto123, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    auto123

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    Jun 25, 2008
    #1
    I bought this imac g3 about 4 months ago and thought that maybe it was time to put on some new apps. I go to do it and it says I can't because I'm not the admin :eek:
    I have no install disks or anything. I looked through the files and found out it was from a high school before they retired it, must have been in the principles office as the 700mhz g3 is in great shape.

    so how do I create a new account and make it the admin?
    thanks for the help :)
     
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    Djmckee

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    Just go to System Preferences, Accounts then click the plus button, assuming there is no password, or if there is an admin password then you will need the OS X CD to reset it, simply put it into the drive and hold the c key when starting, then go to the apple menu and there will be an option to reset password.
    Hope this Helps :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    auto123

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    Jun 25, 2008
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    Thanks.

    ya know I've been through the system preferences before and never noticed that:rolleyes:

    it did the trick, Tyler (me) is now the admin. plus I made my brother an account because this will be a mostly school computer for the both of us
     

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