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just got preowned mac running snow leopard but cannot access due to
sysadmin password not known
I want to do clean install with installation disc question how do I wipe drive first
 

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If it is just an account password that is not too hard to get past. You can simply insert the disk and reboot the system holding down the C key. That should let you boot from the CD. if it is a firmware password that will be a little more difficult to get past. Can be done but I'll have to look that up.
 
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Thanks but already tried holding down c key whilst rebooting with installation disc in drive but it does not work thanks anyway
 

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2nd time in the same day. Please stop posting multiple threads for the same topic..it is not necessary.

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Go to Apple Online and lash out $20 to buy Snow Leopard OS X.6 DVD. Boot from that, format the hard drive and do a clean install. Everything on the drive will be wiped.
 

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Congrats, Harry. 19K postings! I've sent you a PM.

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Thanks Ian alas it is showing all and sundry how old I am getting.

Nick has just on 30,000 so he must be 50% older than me, poor devil!
 

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