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Help! Lost my password!

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May 1, 2012 12:50 PM

I can't remember my password and have no disk to recover the system. If I replace my OS X 10.5 with Snow Leopard will I need a password to install the new software?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,525 points)
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    May 1, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to a1997star)

    If you have a Snow Leopard DVD, I believe you can boot from that and reset the password to your account, though I haven't tried it. Unless you're willing to erase the drive and do a completely fresh installation of Mac OS X, though, it's your only option unless you can find a 10.5 installer disk somewhere, so it's worth a try. For details, see: "Resetting the original administrator account password" on this page:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274

     

    Regards.

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