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When powering up my friends IMAC it ask for a username and password.
There is none and my friend just clicks on login and then every thing works find.
It's just a pain each time to do this. Is there a way to remove this step.
He tells me that this just started to do this and that it was not there when he 1st got the Mac.
Any ideas?
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Whaty do you mean by powering up? switch it on? If you mean the login screen for osx, you can change that: Open System Preferences -> Accounts. At the left bottom there is "login options". Click on that one and select "Automatically log in as"
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that is what they must be talking about.
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OK. He tells me that when he gets to login option it's gray out.
He then clicks on the pad lock which ask for a PW.
The Password that used to work does not work anymore.
The hint take hem back to the password that is not working.
Is there any way to remove the PW?
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Sounds like the root passwd your friend is missing. here is a guide how to reset it:
http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_do_..._password.html

hope it helps
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I'll have he give that a shoot..
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