IMac PPC :: Change Ownership And Password?

Mar 24, 2012

I just purchased a iMac G5 iSight (PPC). It had OS 10.5.8 Installed. I have to install some programs.How do I go about changing the new iMac's old owner's ID and password with out reinstalling the operating system?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 20", G5, PPC


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