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OS 10.4 - Reset master password with new copy of os x?


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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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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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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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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
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i just got into this mac world like 4 months ago doing the things the hard way heh
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where can i find that ?? for future reference
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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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