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    osx 2002 won't reset password

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    osx 2002 won't reset password
    I really need some help with my MAC. OSX ancient 2002 model.

    I can not get the installer disc to load so I can reset my password cause I can not remember my password.

    I have the OSX disc that you load to install the program. I keep getting the sign on screen even though I load it hit restart and select the C key.

    I need to be able to sign on log on and then click on my computer properties.

    What should I do? Call Apple customer service?

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    osx 2002 won't reset password
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    Instead of holding down "C" you should boot into single user mode by holding down cmd + s. Then at the prompt enter

    passwd <username>

    where username is the login name of the user whose password you want to change.

    also, no <> are required

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