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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
    Just tried to upgrade to Leopard and at first I was getting the Apple icon and the spinning w/no action. Finally got it to do something by restarting it while holding option and ran it off the disk. I then had to reinstall it. Now its asking for a name/password. It will not accept my username or password!!

    help me out!!!!
    thanks
    henry

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
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    Have you tried leaving the fields blank and hit enter?
    Try reseting the password also.
    Which install method did you use?
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
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    Leopard needs 8 digits for your password, if you upgraded from 10.3 your will need to restart mac from install disk and change your password.

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haw-Ky View Post
    Leopard needs 8 digits for your password, if you upgraded from 10.3 your will need to restart mac from install disk and change your password.
    Are you sure of that? I'm running Leopard and my password is less than 8 digits.

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulwar View Post
    Have you tried leaving the fields blank and hit enter?
    Try reseting the password also.
    Which install method did you use?
    By which method I'm going to say upgrade from Leopard DVD.

    When I hit enter the box just shakes. I tried the different ways of resetting the password and running it from the DVD and still nothing.

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)

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    Do I need to do the Archive and Install?

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
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    Yes, on the Archive and Install. Just upgrading, has been causing problems. If it still gives you a problem afterwards, do the Erase and Install.
    I would recommend the Erase and Install now, if there's nothing you need saved.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)

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    But will that erase everything from my computer? I have tried everything but this.

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
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    hank we all need backups and an external HDD is the go used with Time Machine or SuperDuper, and Firewire. If you backup to an external drive then consider an erase and install.

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    Leopard problems HELP!!! (iam a newb)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hank l View Post
    But will that erase everything from my computer? I have tried everything but this.
    That's why I mentioned if there's nothing you need. As Harryb said, we all need a backup. As you can see, a little problem can turn into a larger one.
    But by all means, do the Archive and Install option first. And use the Erase and Install as a last resort.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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