System Password

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BLDun, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2005
    If I buy a used ibook or any Mac for that matter, how can I remove the original user name and password and install my own. Wil I be required to completely reinstall the OS?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    System pref. - User accounts - then click on the account you want to change. :)
  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2004
    OS X CD

    This will work if the previous owner gives you the password. If not, you can boot from the OS X install CD 1, go to the Installer menu and choose the option that says something about passwords. This will allow you to change any user password. You might then reboot, go to System Prefs>Accounts and create a completely new user (make sure to give it Admin privileges), Logout, and then log back in as the new user. That way you'll end up will all new preferences and a clean user library.

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