Admin Over Ride

Bdubois233

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2015
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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.
 

moonman239

macrumors 68000
Mar 27, 2009
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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?
 

Bdubois233

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2015
3
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really just need to download adobe flash player. i believe she is up to date on everything else.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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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.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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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
 
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