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I cannot remember my password XXXXX cant find the book.

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I cannot remember my password XXXXX can''t find the book. I vaguely recall a hard reset. How do I reset the computer without the password>
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 8 years ago.
If you have an install CD/DVD for it:
Password XXXXX:

-Start up from a Mac OS X Install CD (put in the CD/DVD and hold C while it restarts).
-Choose Reset Password XXXXX the Installer/Utilities menu.
-Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
-Set the user name of your original administrator account. (not the "System Administrator (root)" user)

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