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    password protection
    whenever i try to move stuff from the finder it asks for my password. How do i disable this feature???

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    Not sure, just to let you know about it, (as i've read about in magazines), this is a security measure designed so that nothing is downloaded without your permission. Or moved without you authorizing it or so forth

    check out www.macworld.com I read an article a long time ago there.

    Pierre
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    jn4jenny
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    Quote Originally Posted by section8joe
    whenever i try to move stuff from the finder it asks for my password. How do i disable this feature???
    My only thought is that you might have FileVault turned on, in which case you should check System Preferences -> Security and either un-check "Disable automatic login" or, if you didn't want FireVault on anyway, click "Turn Off FireVault."

    If you don't have FireVault on, then I'm stumped.

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    filevault is turned off? I don't know what else to check??????

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    avatar77
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    Password from previous owner
    Hi, i bought a 2nd hand iBook and need to reinstall new OS X. The problem is, it kept asking me provide id and password set by the previous owner. How do i go about this if i don't know the password? I have no idea where or who is the previous owner. I can't use the iBook!!

    Please help!

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    pop in the cd and hold c, then from the cd go to password reset (or something like that i havent done this in awhile). select him the reset the password..

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    avatar77
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    Hi iWonder,

    The problem is, i don't have the CD with me and i need to install it urgently. I read about the reboot in the web but if i don;t have the CD, what can i do??
    i'm in dire straits... i just hop on to the MAC wagon and now.....

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    jn4jenny
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    Quote Originally Posted by avatar77
    Hi iWonder,

    The problem is, i don't have the CD with me and i need to install it urgently. I read about the reboot in the web but if i don;t have the CD, what can i do??
    i'm in dire straits... i just hop on to the MAC wagon and now.....
    If you don't have either the iBook Restore CD or an OS X CD, then there's nothing that you can do. You need to get the CD (it's very unusual that your iBook wasn't sold with it--try contacting the seller and see if they forgot to include it.)

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    avatar77
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    Quote Originally Posted by jn4jenny
    If you don't have either the iBook Restore CD or an OS X CD, then there's nothing that you can do. You need to get the CD (it's very unusual that your iBook wasn't sold with it--try contacting the seller and see if they forgot to include it.)
    Hi jn4jenny,

    Thanks. I have the CD already. Just that this is a 2nd hand iBook which i don't know the owner and don't have the CD with it.


    cheers!

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