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Apple password re set

If you have forgotten your password, or it has been changed for you you have to insert a system disk, either the one that came with it or an OS disc. Restart holding down the "c" key this will boot from the CD (or DVD) when the install page opens select your language and click the "bean" that says next, dont worry you will not start installing and loose everything!. the next page has a menu along the top, select "utilities" and in the sub menu select "change password" then follow the prompts to enter a new one, then in utilities find "start up disc" select the version on your hard drive and restart.

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bought used MacPro laptop don't know password


If you have installer disk handy,

Versions 10.9, 10.8, and 10.7
Boot into the Mac OS X boot loader menu by holding down the OPTION key at system start
  • Choose the Recovery drive to boot into recovery mode and wait until the "Utilities" screen appears
  • Pull down the "Utilities" menu and choose "Terminal"
  • At the command line, type "resetpassword" without the quotes
  • Confirm the new account password, then reboot the Mac as usual

Versions 10.6 and 10.5
  • Insert the bootable DVD into the Mac and restart or start the computer
  • Boot the disk by holding down the "C" key at system start
  • Select your language preferences and then under the "Utilities" menu select "Password Reset" (it may say "Reset Password" instead, depends on theversion of Mac OS X)
  • Select the hard disk that the forgotten password is on, then select the username of the forgotten password, you'll then be asked to select a new password
  • Reboot as usual from the hard drive, using your newly reset password as the login!

Dec 05, 2013 | Apple Computers & Internet

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Need to reset password on Mac OS X


Hi,

If you know your recent password, try this:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274

If you do not know your previous password, try this:
  • Boot from the Mac OS X installer disk by inserting it into the Mac and holding down the "C" key on boot
  • Select your language preferences and then under the "Utilities" menu select "Password Reset" (it may say "Reset Password" instead, depends on the version of Mac OS X)
  • Select the hard disk that the forgotten password is on, then select the username of the forgotten password, you'll then be asked to select a new password
  • Reboot as usual from the hard drive, using your newly reset password as the login!


Thanks,
Charvin

Oct 02, 2012 | demonoid.com

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forgotten password on hp laptop


You can reset the password with windows password buster.
See: How to Reset HP Laptop Password?

Feb 02, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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