3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 9:56 AM by BDAqua
evan1271 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I forgot my password for my mac book and i am wondering how i can change it.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Password help
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,465 points)

    Hi Evan,

     

    Do you know if it's a Firmware protection PW, or just a login PW?

  • 2. Re: Password help
    evan1271 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think login. I just forgot my password on this computor. (I had it in storage thats why I forgot the password.)

  • 3. Re: Password help
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,465 points)

    1. Insert the Mac OS X 10.5 Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

     

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Utilities from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

     

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access the Menubar at top.

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Reset Password from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Reset Password.

     

    If you have no Disc...

     

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

     

    http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

     

    Admin Hack...

     

    http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

     

    Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.