?
Solved

G4 Mac Password Problems

Posted on 2006-10-31
7
Medium Priority
?
482 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi,

I have a G4 Mac and an unable to install updates as when i go to install the updates it asks me for my password... I was wondering how you change the password to enable me to install updates and new software.

Thanks..
0
Comment
Question by:brookba
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 2000 total points
ID: 17842567
0
 

Author Comment

by:brookba
ID: 17842744
Cheers Man
0
 

Author Comment

by:brookba
ID: 17848292
Strung...

I tried wot you suggested but there's one problem!!

You need to install the admin password to install the OS disk again

so i cannot try the method you suggested!!

Thanks Anyway
0
The Ideal Solution for Multi-Display Applications

Check out ATEN’s VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player at InfoComm 2017. Kerri describes how easy it is to design creative video walls in asymmetric layouts and schedule detailed playlists ahead of time with its advanced scheduling feature.

 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 17849477
Did you boot from the CD by starting while holding down the c key
0
 

Author Comment

by:brookba
ID: 17849492
No... wot does that do?

Cheers
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 17849520
Put the OS X CD into the computer, then reboot while holding down the c key. Once the computer boots, pull down one of the Utilities menu to Reset Password.
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 17849539
Per:  http://macs.about.com/od/osx/a/tiger_password.htm


To change the OS X administrator password if you have forgotten the current password:

   1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc
   2. Restart the computer
   3. When you hear the startup tone, press and hold the C key until you see the spinning gear
   4. When the Installer appears, choose Utilities - Reset Password
   5. Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password
   6. Quit the Installer
   7. Restart your Mac while pressing and holding the mouse button to eject the disc

Remember to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password, and to store the Mac OS X User Install disc in a secure place.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
A professional opinion on which Apple product to buy, and a tidbit about the WWDC.
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question