Fresh install Tiger with lost system password?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jessearl, May 5, 2005.

  1. jessearl macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm trying to install Tiger on my parent's Mini but they do not remember their system password.

    Is there a way to bypass this necessity and do a clean install onto the system?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    From memory: If you start from the DVD (holding down C on startup) you can reset admin password from the Utility menu inside the Tiger installer...
     
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

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    #3
    yeah. when you first boot into tiger (holding the C key as the computer is starting), one of the menus at the top should have the option to "Reset Password"... just do that and bam, you are good to go :)
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

    yippy

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    #4
    Installing Tiger does not require a password at all. You can just go through a normal install (make sure to back up data first) and it will let you. I recomend and archive and install.
     

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