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Password forgotten Actually the password is not forgotten, I bought 2 G4 desk tops for my kids from University of Arizona surplus auction of course with no OS X discs. Only to find I was unable to get pass the login page on either. Short of buying new hard drives and software ... is there any way of reformating the hard drive without losing the OS X? Four years ago, I bought a G5 fell in love with it and converted to MACism. Never had had any real problems with it, so I've never had to learn all the many fixes, I had to on the PCs I've had. I know MACs are not prefect but will do till it comes. Thanks in advance for any help, Rudy

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You will need OS disks. You say you bought a G5, use those disks.

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