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Hi, got a iMac OS 9.2 from a friend (who has now moved back to japan) i was womdering how to make a new admin as i would like to start the mac from scratch as i have no OS 9.2 disc

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Simple search the web for the answer by using different questions until you come to the right answer. I bought several Macs and wanted to do the same thing. I searched google and came up with the answer quickly. Followed those instructions and fixed the problem. You can find all you need to know about Macs out there. Lots' of help.

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If you dont know the admin password then you will not be able to make a new admin. You may need to buy OS 9.2 from ebay.

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