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Old 03-19-2008, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default Apple iBook G4 HELP!

Hey, I purchased a Apply iBook G4 from somone and they explained it was locked into his old school settings and I would be able to clean the hard drive and load a newer OS on it and start new, But there is a admin on it and I do not have the password to and I cannot do anything (upgrade,change settings etc.) to the computer without the password. I don't know if there is anyother way I can upgrade around it or delete everything from the computer like he said and than start off new with the start up disk I have.

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Old 03-19-2008, 05:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Apple iBook G4 HELP!

Cant you boot off of a Newer OS Disc? I Know you could do this with the Older mac os's (OS 7 and 8).
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OK, there was no reason to make this same thread three times. The other two were moved to spam.

Have you asked your friend for the password?
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:31 AM   #4
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Yeah, that was the issue where he got it from he couldn't get the password. Or no one has it? (go figure) Uhm when I do put the disc in and try to boot I get the message I don't have the authrization to do it so I wanted to know if there was a way I could just delete the entire HD, before it even boots pretty much a complete clean
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Being a mac n00b,i'd say reaplce the hardrive with a new one,and then install OSX.
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