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Old iMac os Help Needed

470 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 10:39 AM by Stone1989 RSS
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Nov 30, 2012 6:30 AM

Ok First off just want to say i am new to mac's and i was able to pick this mac up from a school that was closing the only issue that i am having is the school did not clear the os back to factory nor did they give an os disc it is running os 8.6 but i am locked out of the main admin account!

 

I guess my question is, is there a way for me to reset the os without a disc (can not afford to buy an os at this time) or is there a way for me to install a new copy of the os via usb? If so how would i go about doing it i have been searching all over the internet and can't find any info on it so i came here to the hub of apple! ^.^

 

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PS. Thanks for the future help in this matter.... ^.^

iMac, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier
  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,445 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to Stone1989)

    It looks like your iMac can be operated with any OS from 8.6 up to OS X 10.3.9. You need to beg or borrow  a retail installation disk in order to possibly reset the password (I do not know if it can be done with 8.6). More likely you would wish to do a new install.

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