Discussion in 'iMac' started by EricAndy, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. EricAndy, Dec 16, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010

    EricAndy macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2010
    Hi, my 11 year old son just told me yesterday that he forgot his password on his imac. i don't know why he would have one, but he for got and now i need a way to get it back with out restoring the mac. i heard there is a prompt in terminal to get the password and possibly change it. does anyone know what this procedure would be?
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  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    If you have a Mac OS X install dvd you can use that, your iMac should have come with one. Put it in and reboot the iMac while holding C. Then select your language and click the Utilities menu at the top and select reset password.

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