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    ive been given a ppc mac mini running 10.3.9, its usable but i dont have the admin password, nor can the previous owner remember it or find the original disc so i cant update it over the web.

    ive got a copy of 10.5.6 and would like to install it and start fresh.
    how do i go about doing this? once the new os is installed will i have the problem of the old password? or will it be a new machine?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tumble View Post
    ive been given a ppc mac mini running 10.3.9, its usable but i dont have the admin password, nor can the previous owner remember it or find the original disc so i cant update it over the web.

    ive got a copy of 10.5.6 and would like to install it and start fresh.
    how do i go about doing this? once the new os is installed will i have the problem of the old password? or will it be a new machine?
    Do this:
    1. Turn on your mac
    2. At the same time Insert installation CD 10.5.6
    3. Press and hold C button on keyboard
    Now your mac must start up from the install CD. Select language. Then go to the menu>Reset Password program select your startup HD and reset the password. Remember that the keychain passwords will be locked for you. keychain store passwords for e-mail, Website logins and pass, shared disks and servers passwords, certificates and other personal information, if you don't need it delete it (when you update system it will inform you about it just delete it, if you don't delete it you will have problems with storing your own passwords and login information, because you don't have privileges to overwrite previous user information, so you always will be write login and password on websites with no save option)
    Sorry For My English

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    once you install the new OS you wont need the admin password. to install the new OS put the disk in and reboot, as soon as you press the power button hold down the option key (alt) then follow the instructions. hope this helps!

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    thanks for you help guys, ill let you know how i get on.

 

 

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