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My friend gave me an ibook but he forgot the password and lost the disk that came with it how do you reset the password on mac os x?

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Here are instructions for an ibookG4 resetting, perhaps they will help:
http://www.applefritter.com/node/24620
Here is another site:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5410727
And here is another:
http://www.computing.net/answers/mac/admin-password-reset-osx-1042-/11537.html
Hopefully, this will get you going.
Good luck, and thanks for using FixYa.

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