2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2012 6:03 PM by babowa
clembowski Level 1 (0 points)

I need to reset the admin account and password on a used 27" imac I purchased running OS 10.7  Can anyone help?


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  • Matt Clifton Level 7 (29,850 points)

    If it's running Lion, it'll have a Recovery Partition. Reboot the Mac while holding down cmd-R - keep both keys held until it boots. Ignore the on-screen options, go to the Utilities menu, then Terminal. Type:

     

    resetpassword

     

    and change the admin password. I'd also advise you, once you have the password correct, to create a brand new admin account, log in as that account and delete the old one.

     

    Matt

  • babowa Level 7 (29,930 points)

    Did the iMac have Lion preinstalled originally or did it originally come with a different OS and install disks?