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I've inherited my brother's old Mac Mini (upgraded to Snow Leopard from Leopard) and I don't know his admin password. He doesn't remember it either, though, how can i reset it?

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If you have the instal disc boot up the mac with it holding down the c key. Once it has booted up you can then go up to the menus and use the change password command. Then restart. Hope this helps.

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I am running OS X 10.4.11 and would like to upgrade my operating system?


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To what would you like to upgrade it?

Since OSX Mavericks was just announced, I'm going to assume that's what you're wanting to upgrade to.

Not all Macs can run Mavericks.

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Mavericks, like its predecessor Mountain Lion, requires one of the following Macs with at least 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of available hard drive space:
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Sir i purchace an old ibook g4 but i an not get the password or cd how can i change the admistrative password


In order to change your admin password if you don't know it you will have to re-install your operating system. Without the CD that contains your operating system you'll need to purchase a new one from a near-by Apple Store or order one online. You can order the Snow Leopard operating system from Amazon for about $40 here (a standard 1 user account). Make sure to back up your important files on an external hard drive first though because this will clear your computer's hard drive. Hope this helped!

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Hi there, I recently changed my password on Facebook but now my computer still remembers the OLD password, how do I tell it to remember the new one? I have a Mac-Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6. Many...


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Hi, Went to the Mac store to upgrade to Snow Leopard and was told my OS was "way too Old to upgrade to Snow Leopard!" Sorry, I'm a numbskull when it comes to these things. Figured as long as...


Apple recommends that if you wish to go from 10.4 to 10.6 then you should purchase the 10.6 Box Set.

System Requirements to run Snow Leopard:
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Snow Leopard Installation Instructions:
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  2. Restart your Mac while holding down the C key.
  3. You will be guided through the installation procedure and be prompted at one point to choose which install option you want.
  4. Once the Snow Leopard install is completed the Mac will restart itself.
  5. You will probably be asked to register with Apple upon restart.
  6. Enjoy Snow Leopard on your Mac!
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A: Yes. Apple recommends purchasing the Mac Boxed Set for this purpose, which will also update iLife (it is unknown at the time of this writing whether older versions of iLife work with Snow Leopard) and iWork. Also note that while it has been said that the $29 upgrade will work with 10.4, it is not officially supported and may be in violation of the licensing terms.

Q: What happened to the different install options? Can't I do an Archive & Install?

A: Apple has revamped the familiar installation options for Mac OS X. You now have two choices, either a straight upgrade or a clean install. Supposedly if you choose to do a straight upgrade, what actually goes on behind the scenes is what was traditionally known as an Archive & Install.

Q: Is there anything I can do to better prepare myself for the upgrade?

A: Yes. It is advisable to run a Verify/Repair Permissions and Verify/Repair Disk in Disk Utility. You may also want to run the maintenance tasks in Onyx. And finally, it would be wise to get your applications up to date using a program like AppFresh.

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I have lost the admin name and/or password on my 2006 imac running snow leopard


Place the Snow Leopard DVD in the drive, and restart your Mac holding down the "C" key on your keyboard. This instructs your Mac to boot of the CD/DVD drive. Once in, you will see a menubar at the top. Choose "Reset Password" from the "Utilities" menu. For more information, please visit Apple's support page: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274

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