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Remove user password on a Apple G4 Tower

I Just Got A G4 Off Of Ebay, The Seller Did Not Have It So Now Im Stuck With No Password,
Can Someone Please Walk Me Through The Steps To Resetting My Password
I'll Need Step By Step Instructions.

Thank You.

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  • gsk1985 Oct 20, 2008

    N, i only got the tower and power cable. Do I buy the OS X installation disc from ebay?

    Thank You.


  • gsk1985 Feb 06, 2009

    I did not have any CD or DVD come with the system, it was just the standard tower. Where do I go about getting one from? Thanks.


  • Mary Anne Drobnak
    Mary Anne Drobnak May 11, 2010

    Did your Apple arrive with the installation disks? If so I would erase the hard disk and reinstall the software.

    Also- which apple computer did you buy?

  • Mary Anne Drobnak
    Mary Anne Drobnak May 11, 2010

    Did your Apple arrive with the installation disks? If so I would erase the hard disk and reinstall the software.

  • Krabby May 11, 2010

    Once you have a startup CD then I can help you.


  • Krabby May 11, 2010

    Do you have the startup CD for the computer?



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Once you get a new OS DVD you will be able to fix the problem.
Restart on the DVD
From the Utilities menu, select "Reset Password". Once you have reset the password go back to the OS install window.
In the OS install window click on the Customize button and select Archive and Install.

This will put a clean copy of the operating system on your computer and give you access to the Administrative Password.

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It's over for the system, you will have to re-install it from a dvd

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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    arnaud monfort Feb 06, 2009

    You can buy one on the apple store, but the osX DVDs are not locked(no registration), so you can use a friend's DVD. It's illegal because the system was already installed on your computer

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