Possible to reset Admin password with a different SL CD?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cathyy, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    Okay umm my friend bought a 13" MBP (April 2010) from someone at a cheaper price, but that person didn't provide the original installation disks. I have a Snow Leopard Disc which I bought for $50 as an upgrade from Leopard. Any chance that can be used to reset the password?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, you can use it as it's the retail version and works in all Macs
     
  3. cathyy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My SL disk is version is 10.6.0 though while the MBP's factory version is 10.6.4. Will it still work?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, it should
     
  5. phatqao macrumors member

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    you can also use login as root and use
    Code:
    passwd <yourname>
    at the command line if it comes to that
     

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