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pljames
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:29:50 PM

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I have a used Imac and do not know how to change any passwords in the machine? Help please? Paul
hedy mmm
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:13:41 PM

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You can go to an Macintosh store and they will help you.

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
uuaschbaer
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:01:31 PM

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If you know the current password of the administrator account you can do the following:

1. Click on the apple icon in the top left of your screen, a menu will pop up.
2. Click on "System Preferences...", this opens up a window.
3. Click on "Users & Groups" in the window.
4. Select the user account the password of which you want to change in the bar on the left.
5. Click on the "Change Password" button, a sheet will appear.
6. Fill in the old (current) password and a new one.
7. Click on "Change Password". Done.

If you don't know the current password I recommend hedy mmm's advice; alternatively you could apple's help desk (phone numbers here), but this will cost money.

If you're feeling quite confident that you won't screw anything up you can also try following these steps: How To Reset Mac OS X User Password In Recovery Mode.

Good luck and do keep us updated! : )

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