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I power up and the screen goes to Mac OS X. Then the name and password. what can I do?

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Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

If you are unable to gain access via the password to login to your Mac OS X desktop, you are going to reset your password.

What you will need to do is use the Mac OS X restore (Disk 1) or the Mac OS X installation disk which came with your Macbook Pro.

Now perform this process:

* Insert your install disc

* Reboot your Macbook Pro

* Press the C key on your keyboard and hold until you see the white screen, grey apple, and eventually the spinning gear.

* Release the C key when you see the spinning gear

* When you reach the Mac OS X install environment, click past the language screen.

* From the Installer Menu bar select "Utilities" and then "Reset Password".

* Within the Reset Password utility, select the User Account you need access to.

* Reset the password.

* Quit the Reset Password utility when you have reset and confirmed the new password

* Quit the Installer and restart your Macbook.

* At the login window, enter your username and newly reset password. You should now be able to successfully log in.

I hope this helps.

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-Mactechtrainer

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People have a lot of passwords they have to remember; so it’s only natural that once in a while you will forget one. Did you forget password on your Macbook, iMac, or Macbook Pro? If you should happen to ever forget your OS X login account password, you can either try to recover it or else reset it completely. You’ll be happy to know that there are safety procedures available to recover and reset your passwords. This article will show you how to reset MAC password on any Mac running Mac OS X.

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