6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2009 10:20 PM by Buzz Lightgear
Crumps Level 1 (0 points)
Howdy
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?

I've tried:
password
admin

Open to suggestions, thanks all!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)
    If it has one, try public
  • Crumps Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried public, didn't work.
    It has one because it keeps asking me for one.
  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,047 points)
    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.
  • brightideas Level 1 (5 points)
    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.
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)
    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.
  • Buzz Lightgear Level 2 (225 points)
    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 XXX