1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 9, 2014 5:55 PM by K Shaffer
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How to reset the PowerBook, delete the existing account, and create new user ? Don't know the password


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  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (11,620 points)

    You may be able to reset the password and other things once you access the system via install DVD... This includes making a new account. If you can 'restart the setup assistant' as suggested in second link below, that may be a key to creating a new account, an Admin. Later, you could delete the older one. But see this first:

     

    •OS X: Change or reset an account password (snow leopard and earlier)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274

     

    With a powerPC Mac, the newest OS X versions (10.6 & later) are not supported, so there is no Recovery disc partition or other stuff, and as such, the instructions you may find will vary across the range of change. Note there is a way to reset the password without an install DVD, some suggestions will not work on a powerPC Mac. Look through suggested methods until you see the one(s) that work, ie: two here use commands...

     

    •Resetting an OS X Password without having Installation Disc:

    http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/99910/resetting-os-x-password-without-h aving-the-installation-disc

     

    If there is an Open Firmware password, that requires a few different things to get past.

     

    Good luck & happy computing!