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    Lost admin PW
    My mums got a new iMac 2013 OSX 10.8.5 with no disk slot. I'm trying to put some new software onto the Mac but my 81 year old mum can't remember the admin PW LMAO !! I've tried checking past threads but they keep coming up with "put the OSX Disc in and reboot etc". How do I get around this with the new iMac with no disc slot. I just want to re-do a new admin PW, anyone?

    Otherwise I may as well throw the bloody thing out into the garden lol.

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    Give one of these methods a try. It should work for 10.8.5 as well as 10.7.

    BTW once you get things back up and running properly consider adding a second admin account to that Mac. Choose a password you will remember. This will give you a pathway to fixing things even if your mom can't remember her password.
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    Better yet after you get things up and running for your Mother, just remove the log on password requirement. No one is going to run off with her new iMac or try to steal her data. I keep my iMac here at my home office without an access password to log on.

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    Ok thanks all I'll give that a go. It's strange not having a disc slot on the new Mac, my 5 year old 24" iMac has one.


    Ok done it, many thanks.
    Last edited by glennpompier; 05-03-2014 at 04:15 PM.

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