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I forgot the administrator password, there is a malware protection software I believe. Is there any way to recover password?


You need to restart with original media disk and then you can choose reset password from the apple menu bar.

Mar 14, 2015 | Apple 24" iMac Desktop

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I cannot get into my laptop due to a password


Was it sold as new? if so it is not new. No installed windows software is password protected, from new install, unless it comes with the password documented. I would take action and request another laptop.

Jan 03, 2014 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

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Resetting a password without an additional account Use these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset.
"Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above. These steps require an optical drive; if your Mac does not have an optical drive and you have a Mac OS X v10.6 Install disc, see below.
  1. Start up from a Mac OS X Install disc (one whose version is closest to the version of Mac OS X installed). Usually, you can start from the disc by putting it in your computer, restarting, and holding the C key. Or, put it in the computer and click the Install or Restore icon you see in the disc's main window (after which the computer will start from the disc without you needing to hold C). Or, you can use Startup Manager or the Startup Disk preference pane to select the Install disc.
  2. Choose a language, click the arrow button to continue,
  3. Mac OS X v10.6 or later: Choose Password Reset from the Utilities menu.
    Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.4: Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu.
    Mac OS X v10.3: Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu.

    Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the disc yet.

    Note: The default keyboard layout is U.S. English while started from the installation disc. If you use a keyboard layout other than U.S English, use the Input menu (the flag icon on the right side of the menu bar) to select the desired layout before typing a new password.
  4. Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
  5. Select the user name of your original administrator account.

    Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually the root user. You should not confuse it with a normal administrator account.

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  6. Enter a new password.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click the red button in the upper left corner to quit the application.
  9. Choose Quit Mac OS X Installer... from the Mac OS X Installer menu.
  10. Click Restart.
After following these steps, you need to update your keychain so that it recognizes the new password.
If your computer doesn't have an optical drive, connect it to a computer that does using Target Disk Mode, or use the Remote Install Mac OS X utility to start up the computer remotely. Resetting a user's password in Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier If you are using an earlier version of OS X, select your version number below for password reset instructions. Avoid setting a blank password for a user account when using these steps. Mac OS X v10.3 through 10.5.8
  1. Log in with an administrator account. Tip: If you don't know the password of any administrator accounts, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" above.
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu choose Accounts.
  4. Click the lock button if it appears locked; enter the administrator password.
  5. Select the name of the user whose password you want to change.
  6. Click the Reset Password button or the Change Password button.
  7. Enter a new password in both the New Password and Verify fields, and add a Password Hint if desired.
  8. Click the Reset Password button or the Change Password button.
  9. If a dialog box appears with the message "Your Keychain password will be changed to your new account password," click OK.
Mac OS X v10.2 through v10.2.8 Use Accounts preferences to reset an account password.
  1. Log in with an administrator account. Tip: If you don't know the password of any administrator accounts, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" above.
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu choose Accounts.
  4. Click the lock button if it appears locked.
  5. Select the username whose password you want to change.
  6. Click Edit User.
  7. Navigate to the New Password field.
  8. Enter a new password in both the Password and Verify fields.
  9. Click OK.
  10. If a dialog box appears with the message "Your Keychain password will be changed to your new account password," click OK.
Regardless of how many characters are actually in a Mac OS X v10.2 password, seven bullet characters (•••••••) will appear in the New Password and Verify fields the next time the password is edited. Mac OS X v10.1.5 or earlier Use the Users preference pane to reset a the password.
  1. Log in with an administrator account. Tip: If you don't know the password of any administrator accounts, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" above.
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu choose Users.
  4. Click the lock button if it appears locked.
  5. Select the username whose password you wish to change.
  6. Click Edit User.
  7. Enter a new password in both the Password and Verify fields.
  8. Click Save.
Important: Passwords for administrator accounts should not be blank.

Regardless of how many characters are actually in the password, thirteen bullet characters (•••••••••••••) will appear in the Password and Verify fields the next time the password is edited.

Jan 01, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I forgot my password to my laptop how do i unlock it?


Instructions
  1. Put the Mac OS X Install disc into your Apple laptop. This should be the same version currently installed on your computer.
  2. Find the "Install and Restore" icon and click it.
  3. Choose your language and select the arrow button.
  4. Select the "Utilities" menu or the "Installer" menu, depending on your version.
  5. Select "Password Reset" or "Reset Password," depending on your version.
  6. Find your Mac OS X hard disc volume from the "Reset Password" window. If you're the only computer user, there should be only one option.
  7. Select your account from the dropdown menu. Again, if you're the only user, you'll only see one option.
  8. Enter and confirm a new password for your Apple laptop. Click the "Save" button to save your new password.
  9. Find the red button in the left hand corner of the "Reset Password" window. Click it to close the window.
  10. Select the "Mac OS X Installer" and click "Quit."
  11. Click "Restart" to restart your laptop. You will then be able to enter your new password to unlock your system.please remember to leave your comment about this product by saying how helpful it is to you

Nov 24, 2010 | Apple Macbook Pro, -2.4GHz Intel Core 2...

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Trying to install new flash player,, it tells me that i need to enter root password, ive never put a password on laptop so i cant enter the password as i dont know it,, can i have new password without...


Hi,

It sounds like you have an Acer with the Linux Lumpus OS installed on it.

When it ask's you for the root password the password is root. Just type root into the password box. and then install the flash player.


Regards.

Mar 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Iff i dont know my hdd password can i just change my hdd for a new one and it wont ask me for my password anymore? thanks...


HDD that has the Operating system will ask for password but if you have not enabled it then ideally there should be no problem with passwords till you activate it for new HDD ,if the case is ....like you have new HDD installed and old is replaced then PLZ dont get bothered about passwords as they are gone with old once!!

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Feb 19, 2010 | Dell Vostro 1000

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Password problem


Simply, format that Partition of Hard disk in which Operating system is installed and then install a fresh copy of Operating System ( like Windows Xp or VISTA ) ... and also provide new password while configuring new installation. And tell these new passwords to Owner... this is the only way you are left with...rate this solution if it was really helpful to you...

Apr 23, 2009 | Toshiba Portege 7220CTe (PP722U-7D90Q) PC...

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Can not load new mac software


It seems that while installing Mac, you selected a password for admin, and so, before installing any software you should insert the password.
If your Mac has not any admin password, I suggest you that make an admin password and now check to install your software by your new password.

Jan 31, 2009 | Apple Mac OS 9.2.1

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Forgot my screen saver password


You need the Install CD that came new with your computer to reset the password if no other administrator accounts have been created. Steps:

  1. Tuin on your computer, Insert the Install CD on your computer and hold the C key
  2. Choose Reset Password from Installer/Utilities Menu
  3. Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
  4. Set the user name of your original administrator account.
  5. Enter a new password.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Computer restarts and you now know what your password is

Jun 07, 2008 | Apple MacBook PC Notebook

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