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I just got an old PowerBook G4 Specs PowerPC 1.5GHz 80GB HardDrive The seller left all his personal data and forgot his password. He was kind enough to include a
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    I just got an old PowerBook G4
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    80GB HardDrive

    The seller left all his personal data and forgot his password. He was kind enough to include a SnowLeapord install disc but it says it is for Intell computers. Is there a hack or a tweek to get around this and force install SnowLeapord on this PowerBook?

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    From OSxDaily:

    * Insert the Mac OS X DVD into your Mac’s DVD drive
    * Restart the Mac and hold down the ‘C’ key to boot from the DVD
    * You’ll see a language selection screen, select your language (English) and continue
    * Navigate to the ‘Utilities’ menu, select “Reset Password”
    * Select the Mac OS X boot drive
    * Select the original user account (not the root user!) and choose a new password
    * Reboot as usual
    * Your Mac administrator password is now reset!

    Reset your lost Mac OS X password
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!

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    Yea but you would still want to do a wipe and make your own. Never know what they had on there.

    But sadly Leopard is the highest you can go for the OS.
    Last edited by Cer0; 08-15-2012 at 08:28 PM.

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    Flip, I totally overlooked the fact it's a PowerPC. That was daft.
    Until the next time… And if I help you out, give me a "Thanks!" Thanks!

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    Hey Thanks for tellin me how to boot from DVD drive, I ordered 10.3 off eBay I'll restore it to the factory OS and work from there

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    Good luck!

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    Good Luck. You got a good machine right there too. It may be old but still makes a decent little machine for normal daily usage.

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