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Just bought a Powermac G3 and an imac from a guy on craigslist and the imac was fine no password set. But now I've got an issue on the Powermac he seems to have set a password on the system but he can't remember what it is and is supposed to give me a call regarding it.

But the systems running Os X 10.3.9 if anyone has any information on how I could reset the password step by step please let me know as soon as possible.

Note: Can log on to the system just can't update anything or do admin tasks w/o password.
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Please someone reply. I need to reset this password...
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I already did a search and found that thread. But I don't have the disks. I'll continue to wait for a reply from the previous owner. But if anyone can tell me a way to do this without the discs it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for referring me to that thread anyhow "macheadcase."
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Unfortunately, there is no getting around the need for the disks to reset the password.
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Are you completely sure cause I really need to get that password the only os X disk I can get is my friends and its 10.4 I'm running 10.3. I know how to run the passwd utility w/ the disks. ....agh this really blows...

Thanks anyway MacHeadCase
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