Where can I find my Admin name?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidnssbm, May 30, 2010.

  1. davidnssbm macrumors regular

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    #1
    I bought a Powerbook G4 off craigslist from a guy and he gave me the password, but no admin name! I want to install a different OS but I can't find his admin name anywhere and he won't pick up the phone.

    Under Accounts there is only "Home / Standard"

    HELP!

    Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Under one of the user names it should say "Admin" in the Accounts panel. If there isn't one then something got screwed up on the machine.

    You can create a new admin account though. Here's one tutorial on how to.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    if you have the restore discs, just reload osx and start from scratch

    I am amazed at how people sell computers before wiping the drives!
     
  4. davidnssbm thread starter macrumors regular

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    there was indeed no Admin option under accounts. I ended up installing from the boot up disk! thank you!
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    If they did that they would have to reinstall all the bootleg software they included to boost the price!
     

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