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18971 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2009 10:20 PM by Buzz Lightgear
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2009 9:09 PM (in response to Crumps)There is no "default" password. Who knows what it was set to.
You can reset it by booting off the installer DVD and telling it to reset the admin password.8-Core Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2009 10:21 PM (in response to William Lloyd)I'm having the same problem. I've used the install CD and changed the admin password. Whenever I want to make a change or install new software, it still calls for an admin p-word and won't accept what I set with the install CD.working on a G4MDD, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2009 11:03 PM (in response to Crumps)Call Apple and ask. Alternatively, use the install disc to reset the password. Once, you're logged in, create a new admin account, log into it, and delete the one Apple created.24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2009 10:20 PM (in response to Crumps)
I had my MP brought in to Apple this week to have a hard drive replaced. It was returned to me today (WOO!) and the Genius Bar went ahead and installed OS X for me, however they set up an account as Admin and didn't tell me the password. Is there a default password that is commonly used?
Open to suggestions, thanks all!
Please stop trying. This was not the way the OS X should have been pre-reinstalled in the first place. So take the MP straight back to Apple. Demand that they do right. Refuse to pay them again, if they ask.
When OS X is pre-installed by Apple, they stop at the "Welcome to OS X" window that asks the user to complete to installation.
Genius Bar people XXX3.2 GHz Dual Quad-Core Xeon Mac Pro 2.0 GHz Dual Core Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone iPod AEBS