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Old 14-05-2004, 17:52   #1
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Apple Mac & no username & password

My father-in-law has just brought an Apple Mac from an auction, problem is, he is asked for a username and password (which of course he doesn't have) when he boots up the machine .

Any ideas how he can logon to the machine ? He says that a utililty is available from Apple that can reset the username etc, but it costs £30-40. I wouldn't say hes the most technical man in the world either, so any solution needs to be fairly simple.
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You forgot your Mac OS X password From page 31 of the "Welcome to Mac OS X" booklet:

If you forget your password for your computer, insert the Mac OS X CD and restart your computer while holding down the C key on the keyboard. When the Installer appears, choose Reset Password from the Installer menu and follow the onscreen instructions.
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I'm not sure but I guess that he doesn't have the Mac OS X CD
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Then he's going to have a problem I'm afraid.
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