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Apple G4 notebook password problem

My yong son as changed the password to stast my system up.
And i can not find my installation disc,
Could you please help me.

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I got a G4 tower but no start up disk.  The compuer already has a password and user name on it but I do now know it.  Is there a way to get around this and start up from nothing?


    Armando 

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Unfortunately, you need the start up disk to change the password.

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