forgotten password macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac OS X System & Mac Software' started by nancychristi, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. nancychristi

    nancychristi Guest

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i can't remember my password and can't log into my macbook pro
     
  2. Captain Code

    Captain Code Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2001
    Messages:
    3,113
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Software Engineering Student
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    You can boot of the install CD/DVD and change the password through one of the menu items.
     
  3. ian_k

    ian_k Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pre-Sales Engineer
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    boot off the mac os cd (hold down alt)

    boot up, go to utilities menu, theres an option that says reset password, you select the volume the mac os installation is on and the user acc
     
  4. HowEver

    HowEver Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Alternatively, one could return the laptop to its owner.
     
  5. ian_k

    ian_k Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pre-Sales Engineer
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    lol ooooohh i sense a bit of sarcasm haha
     
  6. Rhisiart

    Rhisiart Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Physical Therapist
    Location:
    Procrastinateville
    Ouch!

    Hope you are the owner though.
     
  7. PBear

    PBear Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2006
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Alaska
    If you created a password hint when you first got the Mac, a password hint page would appear after three missed attempts at logging in.

    Has anybody experienced this? I don't think I or my wife even remember the hint we used.
     

Share This Page