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Os x 10.0.3 password and user reset

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<p>That's a very early version of OS X. I'm impressed that you are still using it.</p>

<p>To reset the Open Firmware password, you should be able to do the following:</p>

  • Turn off the computer.
  • Locate the Command, Option, P and R keys.
  • Turn on the computer, then press and hold those four keys before the gray screen appears.
  • Hold the keys down until the computer starts and you hear the start-up sound the second time.
  • Release the keys

<p>The PRAM and NVRAM will have been re-set to their default values. You may need to re-enter some of the set-up information you previously entered into the computer.</p>

<p>If you merely wish to re-set the password, and not re-set the PRAM and NVRAM, try booting from the installation disk. After selecting the language, go to the "Utilities" menu and select the "Firmware Password Utility." You will need to enter the current password, after which you can change it or delete it, either by selecting "Remove Password" or leaving the new password fields blank.</p>

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I want to change the password on my Acer aspire with windows 10


try this may be it works work for windows 10
1. put windows 7 bootable dvd on your dvd rom
2. when you see the install windows screen type "SHIFT" + "F10"
3. now you can see the Command prompt (CMD) and type the following command
regedit.exe
Press "enter" key
4. now you get register edit window, after select File and click import
5. now you can see import registry file window
6. click computer and open c: drive on your registry file window
7. now open windows > system32 folder
8. change to " *.reg " to " all files "
9. now find and rename "sethc" file in to "sethc1"
10. now copy and paste the "cmd" file and you get "cmd copy"
11. rename "cmd copy" in to "sethc"
12. and close all open file and restart your computer
13. now after boot the windows you get password screen
14. after press " Shift " key continuously
15. now you can see CMD screen (dos screen) and type following command
net user
press enter key
now you can see user account on your pc (find out which account you need to reset password and type following commands
net user youraccountname 0
16. net user is dos command
youraccountbane is username
0 is (zero) new password
17. now closed CMD screen (DOS screen)
18. type 0 on you password box and enter

Good luck!

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Win 10 user login has locked me out of pc, password is not accepted. Trying to get into command prompt to reset but need help


To help you unlock your Windows 10 User account login, there is 'Microsoft Password reset website link' which will get you through your Windows Microsoft User account:
https://account.live.com/password/reset

To guide you step-by-step to unlock the Windows User Account, please follow the link given below:
http://www.howtogeek.com/222262/how-to-reset-your-forgotten-password-in-windows-10/

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You can boot from the install CD/DVD that came with the Mac, there's a reset password tool there. Or if it's a new Mac, from the Recovery partition via Command + R when you restart.

You can also reset a forgotten Mac password without a Mac OS X installer CD/DVD or recovery partiton. This is basically the be-all-end-all approach if nothing else works, because it's guaranteed to get you back into a Mac when the other options are not available, and it works for all versions of OS X. The steps may seem a little intimidating but it's easy if you follow them exactly:

Stage 1) Boot into Single User Mode and remove a setup file
  • Restart the Mac holding down the Command+S keys, this will take you into Single User Mode and it's Terminal interface
  • You'll need to check the filesystem first, type the following command exactly, followed by the enter key:
  • fsck -fy
  • Next, you must mount the root drive as writeable so that changes will save, type the following command exactly, followed by the enter key:
  • mount -uw /
  • Now, type the following command exactly, followed by the enter key:
  • rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
  • After removing the applesetupdone file, you need to reboot, type 'reboot' and hit enter.
Stage 2) Create a New User Account upon System Boot
The hard part is now over, no more command line. In this step we just create a new user account as if you just got a new Mac:
  • Upon reboot, you will be presented with the traditional "Welcome Wizard" startup screen just like when you first get a Mac
  • Follow the welcome wizard and create a new user account - making the account name different from the account whose password you want to recover, make this new user account is an Administrator
  • Continue on and boot into Mac OS X with this newly created user account
Stage 3) Reset the Forgot Password via System Preferences
Now you just need to reset the forgotten user account password using the Accounts control panel:
  • Once you are booted into Mac OS X, click on the Apple logo and then navigate down to "System Preferences"
  • Click on the "Accounts" icon in System Preferences
  • Click on the Lock icon in the lower left corner of the "Accounts" preference window and enter the newly created user credentials, this enables you to change other user accounts and reset other users passwords
  • On the left side user panel, select the user account containing the forgotten password
  • With the user of the forgotten password account selected, click on the "Reset Password" button
  • Enter a new password for that user, be sure to include a meaningful hint so you don't forget it again!
  • Close System Preferences and reboot the Mac
  • You can now login to the previously inaccessible user account using the newly reset password! All user files and settings are maintained as before the password was forgotten
Now you can delete the temporary account you created to reset the users password. This is probably wise for security purposes.

Thanks, John

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Can't unlock admnistrator macbook pro i7 4GB RAM


Boot into Single User Mode and remove a setup file
  • Restart the Mac holding down the Command+S keys, this will take you into Single User Mode and it's Terminal interface
  • You'll need to check the filesystem first:
  • fsck -fy
  • Next, you must mount the root drive as writeable so that changes will save:
  • mount -uw /
  • Now, type the following command exactly, followed by the enter key:
  • rm /var/db/.applesetupdone
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  • After removing the applesetupdone file, you need to reboot, type 'reboot' and hit enter
Stage 2) Create a New User Account upon System Boot
You aren't finished, but the hard part is now over - no more command lines, you'll now be in the familiar Mac OS X GUI to finish the password reset process. In this step we just create a new user account as if you just got a new Mac:
  • Upon reboot, you will be presented with the traditional "Welcome Wizard" startup screen just like when you first get a Mac
  • Follow the welcome wizard and create a new user account - making the account name different from the account whose password you want to recover
  • Continue on and boot into Mac OS X with this newly created user account, this new user account is an Administrator and has administrative access
Stage 3) Reset the Forgot Password via System Preferences
You are almost done, now you just need to reset the forgotten user account password using the Accounts control panel:
  • Once you are booted into Mac OS X, click on the Apple logo and then navigate down to "System Preferences"
  • Click on the "Accounts" icon in System Preferences
  • Click on the Lock icon in the lower left corner of the "Accounts" preference window and enter the newly created user credentials, this enables you to change other user accounts and reset other users passwords
  • On the left side user panel, select the user account containing the forgotten password
  • With the user of the forgotten password account selected, click on the "Reset Password" button
  • Enter a new password for that user, be sure to include a meaningful hint so you don't forget it again!
  • Close System Preferences and reboot the Mac
  • You can now login to the previously inaccessible user account using the newly reset password! All user files and settings are maintained as before the password was forgotten
Optional: If you'd like, you can delete the temporary account you created to reset the users password. This is wise for security purposes.

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Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password

Boot off the Windows disk and select the "Repair your computer" option from the lower left-hand corner.


Follow through until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, which you'll want to select.
First you'll want to type in the following command to backup the original sticky keys file:



copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\


Then you'll copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys executable:


copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe


Resetting the Password

Once you get to the login screen, hit the Shift key 5 times, and you'll see an administrator mode command prompt.

Now to reset the password-just type the following command, replacing the username and password with the combination you want:

net user geek MyNewPassword


That's all there is to it. Now you can login.

Of course, you'll probably want to put the original sethc.exe file back, which you can do by rebooting into the installation CD, opening the command prompt, and copying the c:\sethc.exe file back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.

source: http://www.howtogeek.com/?post_type=post&p=96630

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Check these WEB sites for info to reset your password -

http://www.passwordunlocker.com/knowledge/reset-windows-7-password.html

http://4sysops.com/archives/three-ways-to-reset-a-windows-vista-admin-password/

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Root user is special user in Mac OS X, has high privileges and rights to make any type of change to the system, and is different than administrator. If you forgot root password, see how to reset Root user password using different methods in Mac OS X.
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I have changed a new password for my administrator account and foget the password, i can only log through the user account. pls help me with steps on how to reset the password and enter new one


Do you need to reset vista or xp users password? Ihas a little trick that dig it for you from tech-hack forums. The method is very easy to follow and doesn't require any complicated commands. The method is free to use and you don't need to pay hundreds of dollars for some utility for unlocking lost windows passwords. Just follow next simple steps:
First thing you need to do is to start command prompt or CMD. There is two ways to do that:
Press F8 when Windows XP start up (before windows xp logo - progress bar for loading) and choose "Save Mode Command prompt" option
If you are logged in: click on start -> Run, type "cmd" and press ENTER.
In command prompt window type command "net user" or "net users". You will see the list of users that are created on current running OS.
Type "net user" "user name" "*". You will see that windows will ask you to enter new password for that particular user account! No super user privileges needed. Just type new password two times and you are done.
Example of process: If the administrator username is "administrator" then command for changing its password will be: "net user administrator *".
Note: quotes (") in the post are just for highlighting the word.

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