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hi my m8 has a 1.33ghz powerbook but he has forgot the passwords for it he hasnt got the install cds that came with it but he has got a copy of tiger he has asked me if i can format the harddrive an reinstall tiger and get rid of his password problem if i boot from the dvd will there be an option to format an install ?? i dont no as i have neva installed mac os ever ???
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ok as no one had aneything to say i will say what i think i need to do an will hope that someone will tell me that im right


putin the mac os x 1.04 dvd and press c to boot from the dvd thn pick the option to do a clean install ?? will that format the hard drive and reiinstall the os and give me access to the administrator account ???
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Booting off an install, you should be able to do a clean install. You will need to choose the option that will erase the disk, then install. I have had problems with trying to install a later version of the OS with out the pass word.

I have not had the time to verify this. Someone else, hopefully will come through and correct me.

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Since you have another thread in the PowerBook forum with this question and are getting responses there. Also Due to rule: No duplicate threads, i am closing this one. See the thread below for responses.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...066#post158066

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