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Old Sep 9, 2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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Upgrade to Snow Leopard, password reset??

I took my laptop in to a shop to have a new hard drive installed and the guy in the shop upgraded me to Snow Leopard. I then tried to use migration assistant to get my files back off an external HD and it's telling me my password and/or user name is incorrect. Is it possible the guy in the shop changed it? Is there a generic password when you reinstall things? Or do I need to restart my Macbook using the old Leopard disk?
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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I then tried to use migration assistant to get my files back off an external HD and it's telling me my password and/or user name is incorrect. Is it possible the guy in the shop changed it?
This is possible. I would contact them and inquire.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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You can use the Leopard disc or Snow Leopard disc to change your password.
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