How To Wipe A Old Password Frhom Previous Owner Off A Imac So A New Owner Can Use It

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  1. JOERAVEN macrumors newbie

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    :eek:IM NEW TO THE MAC WORLD I STILL HAVE A PC BUT MY BROTHER GAVE ME A iMac .SOMEONES OLD PASSWORD IS NEEDID TO START IT RIGHT FROM PLUGGING IT IN I DONT WANT TO JUNK IT I NEED SOME HELP SEND A MAC WIZ PLEASE I ONLY KNOW CLIPART OH YEAH PLEASE RECOMEND GREAT SOFTWARE THANK$;)
     
  2. McGiord, Jan 26, 2008
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    You have to login with the administrartor account and manage the user accounts in your System Preferences.
    Also there you can change the login settings to stop askign you for the password when you start your Mac.
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  3. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    Throw in the install CD and restart holding C. Disk Utility < Erase HD
     
  4. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully someone here will be able to recommend a fix for your caps lock key as well.
     
  5. MattyP30 macrumors member

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    do a google search - i took home a work powerpc ages ago and found a way to boot into shell and delete the accounts so that it acted like a new machine and let m,e creat new username and password!!!
     
  6. flir67 macrumors 6502

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    look on the bottom of the imac you should see the memory slots. open it up to see if you have 2 sticks if you do pop1 out ,restart mac, I've read that lets you get into it. its a old imac trick but not sure if it still works today.
     
  7. McGiord, Jan 28, 2008
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    Boot with the Mac OSX install CD/DVD like mentioned above, and look into the Utilities Menu, there you have an option that will allow you to reset the password: Reset Password.
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  8. JOERAVEN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks all u r the MAC

    apple: thank you all please recommend some good software.
     
  9. McGiord, Feb 1, 2008
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