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Macbook without password

Hey guys,

If a macbook is password protected and the password is not known can I put OS x 10.6.3 in CD slot and start up from there? If yes, will it reinstall so I don't have to start from the CD all the time?

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Yes but what version of mac OSX your mac have?

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You need to know mac os version and how old is your macbook? You can boot any mac from cd and reset password. If your mac have 10.7 or 10.8 then you do not need CD and instead can use Recovery partition. The process of resetting password is little bit different in 10.7 as in 10.6.

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Yes, it will start up from there

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and then you can use the Password Reset utility to reset the passwords.

Once booted from the DVD, start going SLOWLY through the install process until you see the menubar at the top of the screen.
You will find the Password Reset utility in the menubar. I don't remember exactly which heading it is under.

Reset them and then reboot while holding down the Option key.
Choose the HD and let it boot
Remove the DVD once booted


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