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    farrenrob
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    new g5 i mac
    I have had an i mac brought me for xmas ,it was purchased second hand and it appears that the system has a password protection from the previous owner.How can this be removed,will i have to re-install the o/s or is there an easier way.Thank you

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    Did it come with the install Media, in other words an OSX DVD or Restore DVD?

    If so I can help you easily.

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    farrenrob
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    Yes i have all the original o/s software

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    new g5 i mac
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    Put in the main Install DVD, Hold down the C key after the chime and keep it down till the machine boots from the DVD. When it gets to the installer you will see pull downs at the top. There is an option to reset password. Do that and you will then be able to boot the machine and log in. Hope this helps.

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