Change the Password and Restore HELP?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brendan2452, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. brendan2452 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    hi i just bought a macbook off ebay and it currently has an account on it but i don't know the password also i would like the get rid of the account, and restore the mac to factory settings and make my own account.

    i have the install snow leopard disc could someone give me instructions?


  2. sujay macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2011
    Hi Brendan,
    Follow the instructions below.. It may help..

    To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:

    Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.

    When you hear the startup tone, hold down the C key until you see the spinning gear.

    When the Installer appears, choose Utilities > Reset Password.

    Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.

    Quit the Installer and restart your computer while holding down the mouse button to eject the disc.

    Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.

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