How do I remove my admin password?

dahni

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 22, 2006
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Hi,

I am selling my PowerMac G4 with 10.3 OS on it, and I wanted to remove my admin password from it. I went to System Preference > Accounts and thought if I just remove the password I entered there, it will work. When I did that first it gave me a warning saying "You did not enter password, sure you wanna do that" I clicked OK, then it gave me "You cannot change your password to the password you entered" And it reverts it back to the way things were. Does anyone know how I can remove my admin password?? If so plleeasee help this poor soul :(
 

elisha cuthbert

macrumors 6502a
Feb 25, 2006
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Melbourne
why not just do a full restore on the system then the buyer cant recover anything
and that will get rid of the password

Edit: damn 1 second too slow
 

Milan

macrumors member
Jan 25, 2005
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Yeah, boot from your Install CD and launch Disk Utility then erase the disk. If you're really paranoid you can overwrite the entire disk 35 times with random data. ;)

Then make a clean install.
 

spicyapple

macrumors 68000
Jul 20, 2006
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Create a new user and give it admin privileges? Log into the new user and delete the old admin account. :)