Admin password changed without my knowledge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adamvk, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    So I wanted to change the account name on a 13" Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard. So I went to accounts, right clicked on the account, hit advanced options, and changed the account name. That's it. Now suddenly my admin password somehow changed, and I can't changed files since I need to password. Any ideas? I don't want to restart and risk not being able to access the Mac
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boot it up the computer with the Snow Leopard install disk - from there you can change the admin password.

    Apples KB article
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    If I use install discs from an older Macbook Pro, would that work?
     
  4. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    No, the discs that used to come with Macs are tied into the system. You'd need the discs that came with this Mac or a retail SL disc.
     

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