Mac Hack

Being such a cheapskate my long-awaited iMac purchase ended up being a second hand 2.4GHz OS X Tiger model. But it’s got a 24’ screen and stripped down it runs like a dream. However, if like me, you ever need to change the admin password, this hack is all over the Web and it really does work:

Turn on

Hold down apple + s after you hear the chime until you get a text prompt.

Enter the following terminal commands:


Let the command run and reboot

Go through the Apple setup process to create another admin user and delete the original… Simples!


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