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Ashik, Mac Technician
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Bought 2nd hand, (one month old) MacBook Pro this weekend--

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Bought 2nd hand, (one month old) MacBook Pro this weekend-- Need to reset password--username is Macintosh, (is this a default and is there a generic password?) I have the install disk--can I do it from there? The OS is Snow Leopard
Hi My name isXXXXX hope i can help you.

You can reset the the administrator password XXXXX the Mac OS X installation disks came with your Mac.

  • Insert the Mac OS X installation disc 1 to your Mac.
  • Turn off your Mac.
  • Turn it back on and immediately hold down the C key on your Keyboard.
  • This should boot your Mac directly into Mac OS X installation screen
  • Choose your Language and click Next button.
  • Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu
  • Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.Select the name of administrator account that you want to reset the password
  • Enter a new password XXXXX Click Save.
  • Restart your Mac

Let me know if that password XXXXX or not..

Best Regards,
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