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.
- 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.
- This will bring you to a panel asking you for your language. Pick your language.
- You you come to the Install Mac OS panel. Do not install.
- Click on Utilities menu item. This will give you a pulldown list of utilities.
- Click on Reset Password.
Restore dvd's 10.4 & 10.5 available from Apple by calling 800-767-2775 on January 20, 2013.
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
Click on the first line, "About This Mac"
Most of these are numbers & that's what we want.
What version & Processor do you have?