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Forgot password to log on to notebook

I set a password on my notebook and forgot the password. I now I cannot log in. I turn the computer, the Log on to Windows screen pops up to add User name and Passoword. Please Help!!! ThxU

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  • suzziep Mar 02, 2008

    when i start my macbook.it goes straight to the screen to put my password in that I forgot...and i wanted to know how i could change it...

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  1. i found this floating around, hope it helps, let me know please
Start up from a Mac OS X Install CD (one whose version is closest the the version of Mac OS X installed). You should first disable Open Firmware password protection, if it is enabled. Hold the C key as the computer starts.
  1. Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu (or Utilities menu in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the CD yet.
  2. Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
  3. Set the user name of your original administrator account.
    Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually a reference to the root user. Do not confuse it with a normal administrator account.

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