1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 8:21 PM by BDAqua
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I'm trying to help a widowed friend setup a printer with her imac.  Her late husband bought the computer used and she doesn't have the system disk and doesn't know the password setup by him.  She also needs to take some system updates that also require that password.

 

How can I reset her password?

 

Please and thanks.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Reply by BDAqua on Dec 3, 2012 8:21 PM Helpful

Hello, depends if is the admin PW or a Firmware PW, but try this first...

 

Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

 

http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

 

Admin Hack...

 

http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

 

Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.

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