entering the password when installing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blahbrah, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. blahbrah macrumors 6502

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    How do I get my macbook not to ask for a password everytime I install something
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    You don't. It's a security measure that prevents things from writing to crucial system file locations without you knowing it (and inherent to running a UNIX-based system, it's like sudo at the command prompt). It's part of what makes OS X more secure than Windows. Man up and get used to typing it. :rolleyes:
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    How often are you installing software that this is such a big deal? killmoms is right - it's a security feature that helps prevent unauthorized system access or application installation.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Install Bootcamp and then Windows :eek: :eek: :D
     

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