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Trasiel

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I am fixing my Aunt's I-Mac, she doesn't know what she made her login name. I have removed the password via the MAC Operating System CD. But I cannot log into the computer. Is there any way, short of reformatting to get past the login name?
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BIOS or Operating System's passwords are there for the purpose related to Security and Privacy to protect the legitimate owner of a machine. While there are many locations on the Internet that might help you learn about managing passwords for a machine's BIOS or Operating System, we at G2G do not assist in bypassing past a machine's Security and Privacy safeguards.

While such requests are often legitimate, and come from users who experience exactly the kind of problem that you post, we have no way of determining legitimate vs. not legitimate, therefore we do not respond to such requests.



However we can assist Pursuant to the Terms of use guidlines as followed:
"Due to the nature of online help we are not able to verify ownership, and will not be able to help bypass or recover any Windows user passwords, cd keys, license codes, serial numbers, etc."we can assist you with a reinstallation if that is what you wanted."
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Your right, passwords are there for a reason. However I was not asking how to get the "Password" I was asking how to get the username. I know how to remove the password, and if I really wanted to get into the computer brute force method I would just use the archive and reinstall option, therefore getting all the information anyways. I'm repairing this computer by getting into the operating system and fixing photobooths malfunction. The username I was using "Her Name" was not working, so I figured there may be an error in the OS. I was wondering why "Short of archiving and installing" I could do in order to retrieve this.
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You are able to remove the password, but cannot logon to her assumed logon name? Seems that the same rules apply. It can be considered as an invasion of privacy as we still cannot confirm the truthfulness of your request.

I hope you understand.

This thread is therefore being closed.
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