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    I'm trying to setup my wife's iMac. I went through the initial setup wizard and apparently made a typo on her password. So now I can't access her machine at all. There is no other account set up yet so i have no where to go. What do I do?

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    Put in Disc One of your setup discs and reboot, during boot up hold the option key and than choose to start from the disc. After you selected your language click on utilities in the menu and than password reset. Away you go in reseting your password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vindicat3d View Post
    Put in Disc One of your setup discs and reboot, during boot up hold the option key and than choose to start from the disc. After you selected your language click on utilities in the menu and than password reset. Away you go in reseting your password.
    wow, i never knew about this. so could you not just hack into someones mac by using the setup discs? seems kinda unsecure if you have the discs

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukenn77 View Post
    wow, i never knew about this. so could you not just hack into someones mac by using the setup discs? seems kinda unsecure if you have the discs
    That's nothing. Once someone has physical acccess to your computer, they can smash it with a heavy object and leave it completely nonfunctional.

    Or they can just unplug it and walk away with it completely.

    Where I work, we employ these high-tech security devices to prevent such unauthorized access .

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    That's nothing. Once someone has physical acccess to your computer, they can smash it with a heavy object and leave it completely nonfunctional.

    Or they can just unplug it and walk away with it completely.

    Where I work, we employ these high-tech security devices to prevent such unauthorized access .
    wow, i really appreciate your needless sarcasm. thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukenn77 View Post
    wow, i really appreciate your needless sarcasm. thanks for that.
    Thanks for responding in kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    Thanks for responding in kind.
    hahaha, ****. walked right into that one didnt i :-p

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    ohh, that wasnt a swear word there. didnt think it would be filtered out...woops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vindicat3d View Post
    Put in Disc One of your setup discs and reboot, during boot up hold the option key and than choose to start from the disc. After you selected your language click on utilities in the menu and than password reset. Away you go in reseting your password.
    That worked flawlessly, thanks!

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    no problem, glad to help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    That's nothing. Once someone has physical acccess to your computer, they can smash it with a heavy object and leave it completely nonfunctional.

    Or they can just unplug it and walk away with it completely.

    Where I work, we employ these high-tech security devices to prevent such unauthorized access .
    LOLOLOL THAT WAS VERY CLEVER LOLOL ROTFL LMAO.

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