Forgot Macbook air Password

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Shakenbake158, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Shakenbake158 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2011
    Hey guys my cousin is in a bit of a predicament, she has an older Macbook air, the one from 2008 that she has since stopped using after she bought her new Macbook Pro.

    Anyways, she said that I could use the Macbook for college until I can decide and buy an ultrabook for class.

    So what do I do if she has no idea what the password is?

    Could I just reinstall OSX? Because she doesnt need any of the data off it.

    Please help me figure it out if you have any idea what I can do.

  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    Yes, you can just reinstall OS X. It will be easy if your cousin has a bootable USB drive. If not, you can Google how to create one...there are a lot of different ways.
  3. Shakenbake158 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2011
    Alright, cool thanks. I wasn't sure if you had to have the password to reinstall OSX, but that cleared it up.

    Thanks! :)

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