Help!!! (Forgot my password)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LxTxNx, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

    LxTxNx

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    Thanks for looking and I'm sure you know how to do this and since ,I'm new to Apple I need your help. I'm actually looking to wipe my computer complete I'm not concerned about my data on there because it's not much. The reason for this is because I forgot what my password is and I need to start FRESH.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. bmoseley07 macrumors member

    bmoseley07

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    #2
    I guess you can do that, but if you forgot your password and want to reset it all you have to do is pop in the os install disk and then go to utilities at the top and then reset password. If you're running anything before 10.4 (i.e. 10.2 or 10.3) do the same thing except instead of selecting utilities on the menu bar, go to installer and then reset password.
     
  3. LxTxNx thread starter macrumors 6502

    LxTxNx

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    Silly question but how do you START UP from a Mac OS X Install CD???



    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    With the DVD in the drive, Hold the "C" key down throughout the bootup.

    If it's a trayload and the drive won't open, then restart and hold the mouse button down until the tray opens.
     

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