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    password reset?
    I bought a used mac book pro and want to reinstall the osx and i dont know the password.

    Anyway to to reset it so i can reformat the drive and reinstall osx? I can just ask the person i bought it from tomorrow but was wanting to play with it tonight.

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    You don't need the password, just throw in the discs and hold "C" while it's booting. You'll go straight to the OS X installer. Do an Erase & Install and you're good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    You don't need the password, just throw in the discs and hold "C" while it's booting. You'll go straight to the OS X installer. Do an Erase & Install and you're good to go.
    You can also changer the master password once you've gotten to the osx installer.
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