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evan1271 Calculating status...
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Dec 22, 2012 2:16 PM

I forgot my password for my mac book and i am wondering how i can change it.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 8:04 PM (in response to evan1271)

    Hi Evan,

     

    Do you know if it's a Firmware protection PW, or just a login PW?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to evan1271)

    1. Insert the Mac OS X 10.5 Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

     

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Utilities from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

     

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access the Menubar at top.

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Reset Password from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Reset Password.

     

    If you have no Disc...

     

    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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