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HI,
The simplest way may be to use the Recovery HD, but this won't work if you have FileVault enabled.
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/115939/how-to-recover-from-a-forgotten-password-for-macbook-pro

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SOURCE: how to get a new user account password

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Click the "Start" button.

Double-click "User Accounts."

Select the user account you wish to change.

Select "Change My Password." If you wish to remove the password, select "Remove My Password."

Enter the existing password in the first field.

Enter your new password in the second and third fields.

Enter a password hint in the fourth field.

Click "Change Password."

hope this helps


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