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    Reverting to old password for Apple ID
    anyone know a way around reverting back to a previously used password for an apple ID before the standard one year policy that they advise you off on their web site appleid.apple.com//

    any way to work around that?

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    Not sure what all that appleid.apple.com// means but i just changed my password yesterday. Sign in a couple of times with the *wrong* password and they will prompt you to change it via email or your secret question. Took all of 2 mins.

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    The problem wasn't in simply changing password. But the inability to change it back to one previously used for apple id within the last year.

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    Ahh ha. I don't think you can. Its to do with security i believe. No matter what i did it wouldn't let me change to the old one.....

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    As Tattooed states what you got - you got and no going back alas. Was in the same boat just would not accept the old password.
    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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