How to Set up New Password?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bad1550, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    My daughter would like to set up a new password for her Macbook.

    Can anyone please provide how to set it up?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Go to System Preferences/Accounts/, then select her account, click on 'change password,' and there you go. :)
     
  3. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mackilroy,

    My daughter tried this but she does not know or remember her old password?

    Are there any other options?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Do you have a copy of the Leopard Install DVD? If so, insert that in and then reboot the computer. While it's starting up, hold down the the C key and let the computer boot off the disc. There will be an option in the menu items to reset the password, which can then be done quite easily.

    If you'd rather not do that or don't have the DVD, and don't mind a little single-user-fu, follow the commands here exactly, and you can also reset the password that way. It's a little more difficult, but it works well, I've done it several times.
     
  5. mrrish macrumors regular

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    In the first method, I recommend not putting in the CD in right away. Boot your computer holding the option/alt key down. Once you see an icon of your hard disk, put in the CD, and select its icon once it shows up.
     
  6. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all of your help!

    I will give it a try.

    Bob
     
  7. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, you can do that easily enough too. :)

    Let us know how it went!
     
  8. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried the 2 methods but it still came up with message to put in old password, so I tried the inputting the type etc..

    Thought I did it right but had no luck

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
  9. Lhk1617 macrumors newbie

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    Try this method here Let us know if that works.

    Also read this complete article and note what it says at the bottom.
     

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