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I just got a used ibook and don't have the previous admin's password. Is there any way to override the current password so I can delete his account and create my new one?
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You need the OS X install disc to do it

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
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When I click install OS X and click "ok" to restart the computer and begin installing the computer asks for the password.
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there is an option to reset the administrators password in one of the top menu items

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