The Power Macintosh G4 is series of personal desktop computers released by Apple in 1999, and sold through 2004. This page is for the M5183 designation.

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9.2 OS, no admin. password, how can I get in?

Had OSX 10.1, inadvertantly overrode with 9.2. Is it possible to delete admin. password requirement? Can I buy a used larger hard drive with later OSX and put it into this unit? Thanks

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If I knew which G4 you have what speed and how much RAM I could give you a much more specific answer. But here's where you can get all manner of older system software: http://fastmac.com/osx.php

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Thanks! This is description of my G4: Family No. 5183, SN:XB00637ZHXF, Ethernet ID: 0030654D12EE, 450MHz, 1M Cache, 128MB SDRAMM, 20GB, HD/DVD-ROM, Zip 56K, Mode M KB. Does this help you to help me? I will try the fastmac address that you sent. Thanks!

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You can install up to OSX 10.4 on this machine. With the addition of another 128 MEG RAM stick. Here's the system requirements: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1514

You can then also add the System 9 OS to be able to run in "Classic Mode".

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Your machine has four RAM slots. It will takes up to 2 GB of PC 100 SDRAM DIMM's. Here's some available sticks: http://www.ramdirect.com/vcom/index.php?...

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You can also either add or exchange the Hard drive. A second drive can be placed on top of the first one. The cable support is already there. Just make sure the new drive is a ATA or IDE and under 128 MB. You will need to set the jumpers on the drives (one to Master and one to Slave).

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Do you have the original installation CD's that came with the machine? If not, a quick Google search will yield you results.

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Thanks for your reply. No, I don't have the original installation CD's as I purchased it used and seller did not have them. What info should I input to Google to try to find installation CD's?

Thanks again!

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