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 Post subject: bought used Powerbook
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 5:22 pm 
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I just bought a used Powerbook G4 and tried to install an Airport Extreme Card.
When I try to install the software for the card the computer won't let me unless I input the previous owners password. I have not encountered this problem with any other issues.
What can I do?


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 8:25 pm 
If you have the original install discs, you can insert them in, boot from them and change the password yourself. Other than that, there isn't much you can do except format and reinstall OS X.

I encountered the same problem with mine.


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You need administrator privileges, hence the need for the password. If the password reset utility doesnt succeed, the only option is to reformat and reinstal from scratch. I am not aware of any third party utility that can reset admin passwords.


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You don't have to have the original CDs. They can be standard OSX install CDs, and you can just boot up from the CD and chance the password from the password utility.

We sell OSX cds at the link below:

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/xcart1/cu ... 353&page=1

-Bradley
PowerbookMedic.com


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