Help! Forgot admin user name and password

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  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    I just recently re installed the OS for my ibook and i forgot the user name and password i used. What can i do? :confused:
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Boot from the install disk and use the password reset utility. Make a note of it when you set the new one this time somewhere.
     
  3. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How do i do this?:confused:
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    Boot from the OS X disk as if you were going to do a reinstall. When it gets past the language selection screen there should be a menu called Utilities or something on top (forget what its called). There you should find a bunch of nifty little thingers, Disk Utility, Terminal and the Password reset one. Use that to reset your password and there you go.
     
  5. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It wont let me do anything after i insert the install disk. It wants a user name and password do to anything. :confused:
     
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    Restart with the disk in the drive and hold down the C key while it restarts. This will force it to start up from the CD.
     
  8. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I cant restart the computer. Im at the login screen, and the only option open is "sleep". When i click the user it wants a password. Even with the disk in the drive. Ahh im about to throw thing ibook out the window.:confused:
     
  9. skunk macrumors G4

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    Turn it off by holding down the power button. Then restart it, simultaneously feeding in the disc, and holding down the Alt key. This should, after a few moments, give you a choice of Startup Disks. Select the OSX DVD.

    Do NOT throw it out of the window yet.
     
  10. CaptainCaveMann thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok i think i got it. I turned it off with the disk inside, then when i turned it back on i held down c and it brought me to the install menu. Its not installing. Thanks everyone, saved my day! :D
     

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