Hi : ) !!! I forgot my password and I may not be able to update software ... !!!

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  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I have forgotten my password! The one that is
    asked to finish a software update, or sometimes
    asked by the computer to 'confirm' a change.

    How can I recover it ??

    The reason I need it is because I also want to
    update Adobe Flash in order to surf the internet
    and watch videos without the computer freezing
    for minutes every half hour or so.

    Thank you very much, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you : ) !!! I'll try it and let you go how it goes !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you again : ) !!!

    Yes, the provided link leads to a thread
    and then to this article:
    http://osxdaily.com/2011/08/24/reset-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-password/

    I am on my way to print the article,
    however, in order to solve the problem,
    it is apparently needed to have at least
    OS X 10.7, and I only have until OS X
    10.6.8 ??

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

    P.S. Perhaps most of my trouble is that
    I have not updated beyond OS X 10.6.8 !!!
     
  4. samo350 macrumors member

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    I'll just add that you will lose your keychain when reseting your password
     
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Yes, that will be a bit of a problem as
    I don't remember many of the
    passwords I use. They were saved
    and I forgot them!

    On the other side, with the OS X
    update, other problems may be solved
    like the Wifi connection that the
    computer is not able to get at the
    moment because my password was
    not getting through. The password
    I thought I had always used!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I updated to OS X Yosimite from 10.6.8, so
    perhaps this link,does not work anymore as
    I have Yosimite now:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201240

    So, I read this link that I'll be trying in a
    second. I just hope that when I reset the
    new password, I am not asked for the older
    one that I don't have anymore:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4718

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  7. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I entered recovery mode. One has
    for options and a menu. The four
    options are:

    Restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup.
    Verify and repair connected drives using Disk Utility.
    Check your Internet connection or get help online using Safari.
    Install or reinstall OS X.

    I used neither of them but from the
    menu I went to 'Utilities', and then
    to 'Firmware Password Utility' and
    then I stopped. I didn't want to go
    any further, I was afraid I would
    the whole thing up.

    If you guys have any lead that could
    help me, I would be very grateful, as
    I can not update Adobe Flash, and I
    can not use the Wifi connection, as it
    marks that there is no hardware
    installed. I am almost 100% sure
    that I never changed before my OS X
    password. It suddenly was as if
    Apple was not accepting it anymore.

    Thank you again, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  8. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    It definitely isn't a firmware password.

    To upgrade to Yosemite you must have had the password. It won't let you modify system files without it.
     
  9. milkmanchris macrumors newbie

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  10. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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