3794 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2009 1:40 AM by Dakota
Hi Ty, and a warm welcome to the forums!
Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...
After that, in the Accounts Pref Pane change the PW for the other user.
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Gee, thanks. Now I sure feel safe that my stolen MacBook with all that personal info on it is safe, because they will not be able to log in as me.
Think the only answer to questions like this is for them to call Apple Support and give them the serial number and they will send you a new set of disks for a small shipping fee. That way if the serial number was reported to Apple, the disks will be delivered by the police.
Even if they could not do it without the DVD (not CD) it is a simple matter to walk into a store and purchase and OS X 10.5 Leopard disk which has the same capabilities. If you have data that needs to be kept secure, use FileVault with a good secure password. It might not deter a really determined hacker, but anyone with less than excellent hacking abilities won't find it easy to get your data.
Think I will stick with my answer. Sure the chances of someone posting here about a stolen computer are slim, but who knows. Plus if it is their computer, they really need the disks, so telling them to call Apple to get new disks is more helpful, for they might not know of this service. Think the cost is less than $10.