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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

how do i reset a mac os x admin password without the install discs?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This will only work if you do not have File Vault turned on. If you do, you *must* use the install disc.

    You'll have to boot up in single-users mode (Command+S when booting) and issue several Unix commands. Details in the link.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have purchased Windows Password Recovery Tool ( it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

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