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Administrative password i purchased a used apple laptop(mac) and i am having problems accessing the internet, i was told that i would need to find the admin password. I s there a way to bypass that?

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I have apple i book g4 i forgot my password.

Changing your administrator password

To change the administrator password, you must know the current administrator password. If you're logged in as the administrator, open Account preferences and click the Change Password button.

If you don't remember the password and automatic login is turned off, you can reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X User Install disc.

IMPORTANT: Because a user with the Mac OS X install disc can gain unrestricted access to your computer, you should keep the disc in a safe place.
To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.
  2. When you hear the startup tone, hold down the C key until you see the spinning gear.
  3. When the Installer appears, choose Utilities > Reset Password.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.
  5. Quit the Installer and restart your computer while holding down the mouse button to eject the disc.

Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.

Aug 05, 2011 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook


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How Do I Reset MacBook Pro Password with Apple ID?
You must be expecting to reset your MacBook Pro password if it is forgotten unwontedly or another user has changed it without your knowledge. We have great news for you. You can reset it either by OS X Recovery or by another user with administrator privileges. You don't need to be concerned with using OS X Recovery or other's assistance if you Mac Laptop Customer Service Phone Number with Apple ID.
How do I reset Macbook Pro password with Apple ID?
Open your MacBook Pro; click on the [Apple] menu
Select [System Preferences
Select your account after you have clicked the [Users & Groups]
Unlock the settings by clicking on the padlock button
Click [Allow the user to reset the password using Apple ID] then
Now you need to click on the link that appears to reset your password
It will appear after you have entered your password incorrectly three occasions. This step won't work if this option does not appear
Enter your Apple ID (associated with your Mac) and password now
You will be asked to create a new admin password
Enter it twice and click on the [Save] icon
Reboot your computer
You are urged to use your new password only after rebooting your computer
Create a new Keychain
If you are willing to get the best result, we suggest you to create a new Keychain. You will be prompted that your Keychain cannot be accessed when you make login after using the new password. You should know that the Keychain is only secured with your original admin password which is related to your account security. This is the reason why you are supposed to create a new Keychain if you are looking forward to WHY IS MY MAC RUNNING SO SLOW with the best results.

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I need to change password on apple mac computer

To secure your Mac, it makes sense for an administrator password, which should be defined easily guessed by others. Mac Administrator rights higher than compared to other users. To keep secure your Mac to create their importance a strong password for admin or you can reset after a certain time.
Change Mac administrator Password

Aug 11, 2010 | Apple Computers & Internet

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I need the administrator password and I do not have cd install

Follow 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.
Reset MAC original administrator account password

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Hey..i forgot my macbook's password. Is there any ways that i can access my computer & change it?

Here’s how to create an MAC admin account without knowing the current administrator password. This process will take about 5-10 minutes. If you have a password, or WEP code for your network or internet, be sure to have that at hand.
MAC Admin Hack

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Resetting the original administrator account password Follow 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.

    : 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.

Feb 13, 2010 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

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I have bought an Apple Mac notebook but am having problems accessing the internet. I think I have inadvertently changed the password to the wireless router as I have succesfully conected my main computer...

This is a confusing report. If you are successfully connecting two other computers to the router using the original router password, why can't you connect your MacBook Pro to the router using the same password? Or is it that the other two computers "know" the original password but you don't?
If one of the other two computers is a Mac, use the Keychain Access utility to look up the stored password for the router.
If not, use one of the other two computers to access the router's configuration screens directly and obtain the password that way.

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Go into network set up a shared Internet connection using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) You can use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to share an Internet connection among two or more computers on a network. First, you need one computer, called the host computer, that is connected to the Internet and that has a separate connection to the other computers on your network. You enable ICS on the Internet connection. The other computers on your network then connect to the host computer, and from there to the Internet through the host computer's shared Internet connection.
If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might prevent you from completing these steps.
On the host computer (the computer whose Internet connection you plan to share):
  1. ? to open Network Connections.
  2. Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties.getcontent.aspx?assetid=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b&documentset=en-us&renderkey=signed1 If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection check box.

Jul 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Don't have password to access computer.

The easiest way is to use the startup disc that came with the computer. Start from it and choose the language. The next screen should have a menu bar. Under (tools or utilitys) you will find a little program called password reset. Change the password, reboot the computer log in as the user with the password you created and make a new account for yourself with administrator privileges. Log into your new account and delete the previous user.

May 16, 2009 | Apple MacBook PC Notebook

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