PASSWORD PROBLEM PLEASE HELP

sowlerrmgh

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 26, 2004
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Hi,

I have just bought a new Powerbook g4 which is very cool but I have done the most stupid thing, I have forgotten the password.

Is there any way of retreiving the password and if not, how do i completely format the whole computer and start again.

Thank You

Kind Regards

Richard Sowler
 

bostonwhaler1

macrumors member
Aug 4, 2004
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Toronto, Canada
Boot off of your OSX install disk and when it gets to the first screen, go up to the menus at the top and choose the "Change Password" option, or similar. Sorry I'm so vague, I just don't remember the options exactly. But you can change it there.

BTW, to boot from the intall disk, hold down the "C" key while the computer is booting up with the disk in the drive.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
Step zero: Don't Panic.

Step one: Go to Search Forums at the top of the page and type "Reset Password"

Step two: read one or more of the following threads that have the answer to the same question

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=113648&highlight=Reset+Password

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=99228&highlight=Reset+Password

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=97843&highlight=Reset+Password

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=98722&highlight=Reset+Password

Step three: Reboot from your OSX CD and follow the instructions for the Password Reset Utility under the Installer menu
 

h0e0h

macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2004
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West Monroe, Louisiana
fear not... if you still have your instruction manual you can look in the index for a password reset. I had to do it on my mom's iBook. You insert the OS X disk and hold "C" and then follow the prompts... no big
 
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