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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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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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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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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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Is 40 suppose to be old? My dad's in his early 80s and he's still doing great.

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