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Standard User time2die
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 20:33:23
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Lost my Password Imac set up ...Keychain


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When i first set this Imac up i was asked for a password and now i have forgotten,spent hours and hours trying various things i thought it was but to no avail.

Everytime i try and install any updates im asked for the original password and its doing my head in,when i type it in 3 times wrongly i am asked if i wont to set up a new password.

Daft thing is when you do this it wants the one i dont know to reset and put another password in,how stupid is this ?

I have been in the keychain but this also wants the original password to show all keys .......

Any help much appreciated.
Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Aug-12 21:02:49
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I think if you start up the iMac from the original install disk, then under the 'Utilities' menu there should be an option to reset your password. ( Not the hardware password).

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Standard User time2die
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Aug-12 08:22:13
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Don't have any install disk as the O/S was already on here,but thanks for the advice and i will be ringing Apple later.


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Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Mon 06-Aug-12 13:41:30
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if you have an Apple store nearby take it in and they will help.
Standard User defcom
(experienced) Mon 06-Aug-12 14:30:14
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What OS you on 10.?

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Standard User time2die
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Aug-12 14:35:43
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No problems mate i rang apple up this morning and they sorted it and reset the password and keychain .wink

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Standard User time2die
(knowledge is power) Mon 06-Aug-12 14:39:20
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Lump my Imac to a store for a password change...as john McEnroe would say.........Are you serious wink

Sorted anyway and thanks for your advice wink
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