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Mac problom i lost my password to but dont have a start up disk  where do i get one? its a older notebook. everything works just cant install nothing

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If you have the discs available that came with the Macbookmac problom - 2.gif you can use the utility on them to reset the password. 1. Reboot insert the disc and hold the C key untill you get the welcome screen. 2. Click on the language you prefer and proceed as though you are going to reinstall the software. 3. At some point you will notice the menu bar at the top. Click on the drop down menu2.gif for utilities and you will find "Reset Password" If you do not have the discs available you can also use terminal to create a new administrator account and then reset the password. To do this 1.Reboot 2.Hold down the apple and S keys after you hear the chime. 3.At the text prompt enter these commands following each one with the return, • mount -uw / • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone •shutdown -h now
reboot and you should have a new admin account

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