please help, Mac issue
June 21, 2007 2:40 PM   Subscribe

Need help bypassing password protection

I have an iMac G5 OS X that was never password protected, until last weekend when I left it unattended with my roommates at my apartment. When I turn on my computer, it asks for a user name and password (both fields are empty) and I don't have any clue what either field are. Is there any way that I can bypass these fields or is it hopeless?
posted by cg2 to Technology (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Instructions from Apple

Scroll down to the bit about R"esetting the original administrator account password".
posted by donpardo at 2:51 PM on June 21, 2007

boot from the OSX DVD, when the install pops up, you can quit it, and then check utilities to reset the password.

More details here
posted by pupdog at 2:51 PM on June 21, 2007

can you not ask your roommates what they typed in? are they just having a laugh with you?
posted by modernnomad at 6:12 PM on June 21, 2007

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