mbp forgot password on login**

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by liorxxx2, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. liorxxx2 macrumors newbie

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    hey so i own a macbook pro and i forgot my login password there is a chance to reset or remove the password without knowing the password?
    and i dont know where is the CD so if there is a solution without the os x CD.

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    You stole this macbook pro didn't you.. DIDN'T YOU! lol
     
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  5. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    what is the latest version ... ? 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 ?
     
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  7. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    hmm, in your case I would suggest to go to the nearest Apple Store
     
  8. liorxxx2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, but it's an extra payment.
    i search for a way that i can do it by my self.
    any suggestions?
     
  9. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Apple is the place to go, no one here can really help you...
     
  10. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    try to find the 10.7 CD :rolleyes:

    when you bought MBP first time did you setup an Apple ID ?
     
  11. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    With the greatest of respect.. we only have your word that you own the MBP so you can probably understand if there's a reluctance to help. None of us would like to be helping anyone to break into an MBP belonging to someone else. That's why you need to take it to Apple, payment or not.
     
  12. medulla macrumors regular

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    If you did set it up with an Apple ID as ChristianJapan asked, if you enter your password incorrectly a few times it'll ask you if you want to reset your password using your Apple ID.
     
  13. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Correct 100%
     
  14. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    Boot into the Lion recovery partition by holding down Command-R on start up. Then open up Utilities and go into Terminal. Type in resetpassword and you can fix it right up.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    honestly, does it really make a difference? Apple even has a document to provide this information - so if we tell the OP or not how to do it is a bit useless, as with enough trying even people who can't use the internet can google things as simple as this....
     
  16. liorxxx2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thank you for trying to helping me
    i didn't steal anything, i just forgot my password.
    ok i will search the os x cd, or i will try something Else
     
  17. trikky macrumors regular

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    Yeah...try taking it to the Apple Store, as people have already suggested.

    I guess...what's it worth to you if you can't remember your password and therefore your computer is totally useless?

    Pay the fee and use a password you'll remember more easily in future.

    Good luck.
     
  18. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    I always forget passwords to things I paid thousands of $$$ for. Especially when most people, including myself, use passwords that are the same or similar as other critical login accounts for things like banking and emails.
     
  19. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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  20. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    How do you forget your own password? I'm sorry... but I really don't understand how this happens, especially after at least a week of usage.
     
  21. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    How dumb are some people. There is, or used to be several ways around this. Can people not even google? JFC. And who the hello forgets the admin password to personal computer. No one thats who.
     
  22. brand macrumors 601

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    Maybe when he says forgot what he really means is he forgot to ask for the password when he stool the laptop.
     
  23. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    Apple usually doesn't charge to look, unless my Apple store is very different than the norm...

    The service fee is like $35, if they charge you one at all. Consider it a lesson learned.
     
  24. Charlaux macrumors member

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    i don't know If you put a hint but make sure you do it next time :) Because in that case things would be just easier,no payments no need to check here just a hint and it ll be on in minutes.Or like me you can usually write to a piece of paper and then put it to a private area in your room :p
     

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