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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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