Help to reset applications install password.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by seymoria, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. seymoria macrumors newbie

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    Hi.
    I cannot install anything on my Macbook Air as I have lost the password that prompts before every installation.

    I rebooted to recovery disk but nothing happens, a globe just keeps rotating. I know very little about apple devices as I have been a Windows user since last 20 years.

    I have no idea how many passwords we have on an apple device, and which is this password. Nor do I know how many disks, hard drives are there on my device. And I don't have recovery disk. Nor do we have any Apple Service centers in my country.

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Feb 6, 2014
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    simsaladimbamba

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    The password you use to let some applications install, is the account password or the administrator password.
    Your MacBook Air only has one storage device, if it is a newer one from late 2010 or newer, then it has a flash storage device, but that is not important for your task.
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    never realized it was that easy so passwords are pretty much useless?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    One could use FileVault 2 to encrypt the entire volume though, but that is for people with content they do not want to get into other hands.
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ya good point there are secondary messures to take but even a blackberry you have to wipe all the data if you forget the password that unlocks it
     
  6. seymoria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THAT WAS AMAZING !!!!!
    SIMPLY INCREDIBLE !!!!

    Thank you so much for this great, invaluable, ingenious, piece of advice.
    The password has been reset successfully. I just called apple support an hour back and they told me to cough out 20$ before they could even talk to me further on my issue on the phone.
    So I owe you the 20$ full :)

    Best Regards.

    (p.s. I will keep asking some more questions also on this great forum as I get to know more about my new Macbook Air as I use it).
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Glad to have helped.
    Be sure to also take a look at Advanced Search for getting answers to some of your not so complicated questions.

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