Password does not work after downgrading MacBook from Lion to Snow Leopard?

by Abhishek

I downgraded my wife's MacBook from 10.7.3 to 10.6 i.e. from Lion to Snow Leopard. Lion was pathetically slow on her older version of MacBook. 

Downgrade went smooth and I could restore the data from Time Machine as well. But after restore somehow the password of admin user was not working. Don't know why. 

I searched a lot but didn't find a reliable solution. Then from below discussion I found the solution

Restart and boot your MacBook from Snow Leopard installation disk (Press C while booting). 
  1. Select language
  2. Go to Utilities menu on top and click on Reset Password. 
  3. Select the disk to load the users. 
  4. Select user and change the password.
You can keep the same password. Once done just restart the machine. 

Works like a charm for me!!

Hope this will save you hours which I lost.