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Dinggus

Updated to Yosemite

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So I updated to Yosemite this morning, I didn't have a password set on my iMac, it was just blank so all I would have to do was hit enter and I could access my iMac.

Well, that function is gone right now, and my computer is locked out. Any way I bypass it?

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You must have enabled automatic login. Are you sure you can't use the admin/user password? (the one you type while installing software).

 

Failing that, boot with an OS X install disc (hold C during boot), or recovery partition (hold option), or the install image for ML/Mavericks and use Password Reset in the Utilities folder on the menubar.

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If I did type a password in during installation, it doesn't work anymore.

Does Snow Leopard have this Password Reset?

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Awesome, so I can't find my disc right now, guess I'll have to download it.....

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http://support.apple.com/kb/ph6317

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274

 

You may need to use the Recovery partition since Yosemite isn't on disc and OS X will probably complain the SL disc is older than Yosemite.

 

Thanks, I couldn't find my disc, so I just googled and this worked.

 

You need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:
  • Reboot
  • Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
  • When you get the text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
  • mount -uw /
  • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
  • shutdown -h now
  • After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you're good to go again!

After I rebooted, it went straight into finishing setting up, then I just logged out and clicked on my old username and it logged me right in.

 

Source: http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4613-how-to-reset-your-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd

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Did you select to use your Apple login? Try your Apple/iCloud password.

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