Changing/removing an unknown Administrator Password on Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by willygee, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. willygee macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, apologies if this question has been asked/answered elsewhere.

    My partner purchased an older second hand Macbook (running Leopard - from what he tells me). But he can't get round the admin password which wasn't supplied to him.

    Is there any way to change/reset this password without knowing the current password? I've got a copy of the Leopard install disk - would re-installing leopard help?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #2
    Use the system's restore disc 1 or a Leopard Disc, boot off of the disc by holding 'c' once you hear the chime, then use the utilities menu to change/remove the password.

    TEG
     
  3. willygee thread starter macrumors newbie

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