Admin Over Ride

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bdubois233, May 28, 2015.

  1. Bdubois233 macrumors newbie

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    I got my girlfriends old Mac book pro before she went back to finish her senior year of collage. She has no idea what her admin password is and hasn't used the computer for a couple of years now. i would like to keep everything as is just over ride the admin password so i can update the software. I don't really want to go down to the mac store and pay $180 to have this done. Any help would be great. Thank you.
     
  2. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    What OS version is she running? If it's Lion or below, does she have an install disk for the OS version?
     
  3. Bdubois233 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really just need to download adobe flash player. i believe she is up to date on everything else.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Turn off your Mac (choose Apple > Shut Down).
    Press the power button while holding down Command-R. The Mac will boot into Recovery mode. ...
    Select Disk Utility and press Continue.
    Choose Utilities > Terminal.
    Enter resetpassword (all one word, lowercase letters) and press Return.
     
  5. Bdubois233 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Is it an Intel based MacBook?

    If it is cmd r or cmd option r will boot to the recovery menu
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Alternatively, hold Option at the boot chime and then click on the recovery drive.
     

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