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713 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 4, 2007 11:37 AM by b3av1s
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2007 7:50 PM (in response to Steven Shmerler)Hi Steven
I'm assuming someone there has direct access to the laptop? One way is to reboot from the original installation disk, run Reset Password from the Installers menu, and reset the main user's password. Then log in with the new password.
Matt2.5GHz|3.5GB G5, 1.5GHz|1.25GB PB12, 5G iPod, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2007 6:10 AM (in response to Matt Clifton)Hi Matt,
Thanks much. Yes, his wife has it. I've passed on the info and hope this will help. I gather she is not much of a Mac user, so we'll see. Perhaps they have a guru in the neighborhood or a local Genius Bar.
StevenG4 Quicksilver 867 mhz, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2007 11:37 AM (in response to Steven Shmerler)Steven,
You can also boot into single user mode by starting the laptop and holding down command S. After you are in single user mode type 'sh /etc/rc' (without the quotes) Now type 'passwd username' to change the password of any account on the laptop, where username is the name of the account.
This works on MacBook, MacBook Pro and Intel Macs. I haven't tested this on G4 or G5 Macs.PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9), MacBook Pro