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I was given a power book G4 mac but the administrator's profile is password protector (he's died so no chance of getting the password). Have got the OS X installation disks but a window opens saying the application install Mac OS X quit unexpectedly. Any ideas?

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Apple has a guide on resetting the administrator password here: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=mac/10.4/en/mh655.html This one is for OS X 10.4 (Tiger) but the method is the same for newer versions. In older versions the only difference is that the reset password option mentioned in step 3 is located in the installer menu instead of the utilities menu.

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