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    reseting my pass

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    Unhappy reseting my pass
    we have an imac and a mac pro. boths problem is same... password. actually they are my fathers but my fathers age is more than 40 and he forgots things like both passwords of pc`s. how can i reset or find the passwords?

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    reseting my pass
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    You can boot from the install discs that came with the computers and hold C when booting then you can change your admin password. You just need to select the Mac HD then reset the password.

    Or you can restart the computer and hold Command + S when it restarts then type in the following:
    mount -uw /
    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    shutdown -h now

    (hit return after each line)
    This creates a new admin account that you can login to.
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    reseting my pass
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    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    And of course you do have the install discs for both machines?

    And if you are so concerned about poor old Dad's memory, leave the password as a blank and no one forgets it then!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    "more than 40"

    Man, it's a wonder he can feed himself!!

  5. #5
    reseting my pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    "more than 40"

    Man, it's a wonder he can feed himself!!
    LOL, I was going to say... I'm 42 so I guess I am ready for the old folks home.

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    reseting my pass
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    MacBook (Mid-2007, 10.5.8) + MacBook Pro (Late-2008, 10.9) - See Signature
    Is 40 suppose to be old? My dad's in his early 80s and he's still doing great.

    MB | Mid-2007 | 13-inch | 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo | 2GB DDR2 | 120GB HDD | GMA 950 | White
    MBP | Late-2008 | 15-inch | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB DDR3 | 250GB HDD | 9400M + 9600M GT w/ 256MB GDDR3 | Unibody

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