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Join Date: Oct 2006
2006-10-02, 01:35

When I go to formate the computer, they ask me for the admin password I dont know what is. The orginal person never told me what it is. Is there a way of getting around this.

ps or can change admin password and settings in the preference page?

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New York?
2006-10-02, 01:50

Nope... you'll need to know what the administrator password is in order to change the administrator password.
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
2006-10-02, 02:14

By "formate the computer" do you mean trying to reformat the main drive? If so, you can do it from the OS install disc. Somewhere in the process of installing the OS, you'll be able to select the option "Format and Install", and that will wipe the drive.
Join Date: Oct 2006
2006-10-02, 08:43

I have tried that but, everything was the same on compute. I want wipe every off the computer. looks like I am going to need to get the password some how.
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
2006-10-02, 09:05

You can do this with your original install DVD (1) or a retail version of OS X.
Make sure you install a fresh system and not "Archive and install" The latter option indeed keeps your user information intact.

edit: typo

A black hole is where god divided by zero.

Last edited by julesstoop : 2006-10-02 at 15:18.
Join Date: Oct 2006
2006-10-02, 10:10

How would I do that, I thought I reformated the whole computer but i didnt.
Join Date: Oct 2006
2006-10-02, 13:08

I have reformatted my computer, I want to thank every one that did help me out.

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