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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..
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Cheers Man
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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
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Did you boot from the CD by starting while holding down the c key
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No... wot does that do?

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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.
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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.
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