Re-set pass word

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TomT321, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. TomT321 macrumors member

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    #1
    I purchased a used IMac and the previous owner had the pass word set up to just be blank, I had an external hard drive on the IMac but have since gone to a new Mac Mini and I had the Apple store just transfer all of my data over to the new Mac from the external hard drive. Not that it doesn't work, but how do I change the pass word to something of my choosing rather just leaving it blank?
     
  2. RKO macrumors 6502

    RKO

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    #2
    System Preferences - Accounts - Change Password
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

    eawmp1

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    FL
    #3
    Can't you just wipe the iMac hard drive, reinstall system software, and start from scratch with your own admin password?

    Otherwise, you could just have Googled the answer:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274
     
  4. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

    Angelo95210

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    #4
    Anyway it's always good to make a clean install when you buy a used mac...
     

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