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I don’t play on Mac‘s all that much.  I came upon a unit that needed some updates and other things and realized I did not have the admin pw.  The owner who received the machine as a gift had no idea either.  Time to perform a reset.  Here’s how:

Fist find your OS X CD :Reboot

    • Hold down APPLE+S after you hear the Mac sound
    • When you see a command prompt type:
    • mount -uw
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    • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone    (use caps as shown)
    • shutdown -h now
    • After rebooting you will have a brand new admin account.  This does not destroy data.
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