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    Reset master password with new copy of os x?
    My bro lost his original os x 10.2 disk and has forgotten the master password. He has bought a copy of Tiger. Will he be able to use that to reset the master password or must it be done using a 10.2 disk? If so, he's done for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guyweb
    My bro lost his original os x 10.2 disk and has forgotten the master password. He has bought a copy of Tiger. Will he be able to use that to reset the master password or must it be done using a 10.2 disk? If so, he's done for!
    i just did that today. a client mac was locked down. you can install with a newer version and do the archive and install once the system its ready to go you ..go to your hard drive and have a folder with the name previous system. and your old desktop and documents are there if you need to access them do a command+i to the locked folder. and the user will appear as unknow, you just add your current username
    sorry if i didnt explain myself well, english is not my first lenguage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lok0420
    i just did that today. a client mac was locked down. you can install with a newer version and do the archive and install once the system its ready to go you ..go to your hard drive and have a folder with the name previous system. and your old desktop and documents are there if you need to access them do a command+i to the locked folder. and the user will appear as unknow, you just add your current username
    sorry if i didnt explain myself well, english is not my first lenguage.
    That's a bit complicated just to reset the password... :cool:

    Just boot up with the Tiger DVD and use the "Reset Password" utility...it works also for older OS X versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    That's a bit complicated just to reset the password... :cool:

    Just boot up with the Tiger DVD and use the "Reset Password" utility...it works also for older OS X versions.
    where can i find that ?? for future reference
    lol
    i just got into this mac world like 4 months ago doing the things the hard way heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lok0420
    where can i find that ?? for future reference
    lol
    i just got into this mac world like 4 months ago doing the things the hard way heh
    Start up from the DVD/CD and press C when you hear the chime, then navigate to the Reset Master Password Uility.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301170

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