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    Default Resetting admin pass
    Hey guys am on a Macbook intel MacOS 10.6 i forgot my admin password so i can do many things. Am trying to create a new admin to delete the old admin account using this guide Change Mac admin password without the disk [Solved] then using command + S on start up to get into command prompt but when i hold the command + S it never goes into the command prompt. What am i doing wrong or is there something else i need to enable first. thanks.

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    There is a much MUCH easier way of resetting your password. It's frequently used in *NIX systems, like OSX, Linux, etc.

    All you have to do is open Terminal and type in the following:
    sudo passwd username

    for example, my username is Paul, so I would type:
    sudo passwd Paul

    After typing that, you will be shown Password:, this means type in your password for your current account. And then it will show

    Changing password for username.
    New password: [type in new password here {will be shown as blank space}]
    Retype new password: [Same as above]

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    Thanks for the suggestion but again I don't know the password for the current
    Administrator account so I cannot change it that using the
    Method suggested by palyons. Any other ideas?

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    Do you have any Instant Messengers I can contact you on? Would be easier for me to discuss on one of those.

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    if you still have your snow leopard disc you can boot from it holding the 'c' key
    then when it boots go to utilities up in the menu bar and use the password reset utility

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungrified View Post
    if you still have your snow leopard disc you can boot from it holding the 'c' key
    then when it boots go to utilities up in the menu bar and use the password reset utility
    Thanks for the reply, but the author of this thread already has his issue resolved, he ended up bringing the Macbook to an Apple Store. The issue was the firmware had a password on it, so they had to reset it. At least that's what he told me on msn.

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