forgot password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blushthomas, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. blushthomas macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2006
    I can't remember my password and now everytime I try to download the upgrades for i-tunes or any other program I can't install them because I don't have the password. I tried accessing it through keychain and it asks me for the keychain password, which I don't know b/c I never set it up. What can I do to get my password? I can't remember it b/c there were all these crazy rules when I set it up like 1 uppercase, 2 numbers, 1 special character, etc.
  2. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    you don't have to put alphanumeric passwords in, any special characters. you don't even need to enter a password - it may be blank.

    why don't you restore password with the startup disc that comes in the box? it won't reset your keychain password, however. you'll need to create a new keychain.
  3. blushthomas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2006

    I bought my computer off ebay so I don't think I have any cds for it. And the password I can't remember is the login password which I only have to use in order to install certain programs. However, I can't remember it b/c it did have all these weird requirements like 1 uppercase, 1 number, a special character, etc. How else can I get this password?
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Get your hands on an OSX disc somehow. Maybe buy a copy from eBay, although be warned that if you buy a version that was intended for a specific machine, then it may not necessarily work on your machine.

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