2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2013 10:49 AM by rccharles
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iMac, not sure
  • 1. Re: how to change administrator and network passwords on 2nd hand imac imac computer computer
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    What iMac is it, and running what version of OS X?

  • 2. Re: how to change administrator and network passwords on 2nd hand imac imac computer computer
    rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,360 points)

    Changing or resetting an account password via GUI:   

    Resetting a user's password   

    Resetting the original administrator account password

     

    Here is how to change the password from the install dvd/cd

     

    How to run reset password from your startup DVD.

    1. Insert your  startup DVD  into your reader.  Power down your machine.  Hold down to the c key.  Power on your machine.  This will bootup your startup DVD.
    2. This will bring you to a panel asking you for your language.  Pick your language.
    3. initial boot screen dvd.jpg

     

     

    1. You you come to the Install Mac OS panel.  Do not install.
    2. Click on Utilities menu item.  This will give you a pulldown list of utilities.
    3. Click on Reset Password.
      cd pulldown.jpg

     

     

     

    Restore dvd's 10.4 & 10.5 available from Apple by calling 800-767-2775 on January 20, 2013.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4720126?tstart=0

     

     

    Here is how to find out what version of Mac OS you are running:

    Click on the blue apple in the upper left hand of the screen.

     

    click on this icon

    Picture 8.png

     

    Click on the first line, "About This Mac"

     

    Picture 9.png

    Most of these are numbers & that's what we want.

     

    What version & Processor do you have?