Need Help With iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Uzzyy, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Uzzyy macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    Hi, I Have Just Brought An iMac

    Auto Boots To Windows - Running Bootcamp I Think

    Dont Know Password For Windows Or Mac! (Need Help)

    When I Hold Down Option On Startup It Shows A Lock With A Password Box + Arrow

    When I Hold Down Command + S Nothing Happens

    When I Insert Snow Leopard Upgrade CD + Hold C On Startup Or Option Command Shift + Delete Nothing Happens

    It Just Boots To Windows!

    Need Help ASAP Please As This Is My First Mac

  2. Slux macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2010
    I suggest asking the person you bought it from what the passwords are.
  3. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    I Cant Get In Touch With Them ATM, I Need This Up & Running
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Where did you buy that Mac?

    Btw, that is a Firmware Password you encounter.

    A more descriptive and precise thread title will help cater to the right audience and get you more responses. (see rule #3 under Minor Problems)
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    Have you also taken a look at MRoogle, since that question may have been asked several times?

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

  5. Uzzyy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
  6. Slux macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2010
    If the firmware is password locked and is set to prevent boot from CD, I don't think there is a lot you can do.

    Even resetting the Windows admin password would require a boot from CD as far as I know.

    Unless somebody out there knows how to reset the firmware, I think you will have to wait for the seller to get back to you.

    [ Edit: Oh wait see Spinnerlys post above and ignore mine :) ]

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