G4 boots up in someone else's ID

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ATPStaff, May 13, 2004.

  1. ATPStaff macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2004
    I'm new the Mac world, just bought my first G4 from another Mac user. The problem I'm having is that I switched from OS 10 to OS classic 9 (on machine) because the scanner I was using couldn't work with OS 10. The drivers were updated, and I switched back to OS 10. However, now every time the Mac boots up it tries to boot up in the old user's id. I can't find away around this. Is there a way to boot up in a safe mode to add myself as a user or remove him completely?

    Thanks for any help,
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Go into the System Preferences, to Accounts, and make your own. Then turn off automatic login (Accounts in OS X 10.3, Login or My Account in OS X 10.0-10.2) and log in under your new account. Make sure you don't leave any files on the desktop in the other account, and then go and delete the old account in the same Preference Pane.

  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Once you set up an account for yourself you can auto-login to it.

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