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RoeIncarnate, Mac Software Engineer
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Experience:  I have used Macs all my life (20+ years) and currently develop OS X applications.
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I have a mac book The problem is I forgot the passwords for ...

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I have a mac book The problem is I forgot the passwords for the operating system to start the computer
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 8 years ago.
Password XXXXX:
If you have an install CD/DVD for it:

-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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