Leopard Install..What a Joke

purdueboiler87

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Original poster
Aug 5, 2005
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Clearwater, FL
After getting the Blue screen like the thousands of other people, I did an Archive and install. Finally got my MBP to boot but here are my issues:

1. My account no longer has admin privileges. How do I get this fixed?

2. No dock.

3. Expose and all my F keys do nothing. No F12 or F9. Nothing happens.

4. When I go into System Prefs, no ability to do anything with the desktop or screensaver.

I'm sure there are a bunch more problems I haven't even found yet. I never expected to be up at 2am trying to fix my machine. Any ideas?
 

Djmx

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Jun 29, 2007
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try doing a Clean install ERASE DRIVE and DO A FRESH NEW INSTALL ..that's wut i did wth my MBP.. when i 1st installed it... and u should be fine.
 

chris.niziolek

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Nov 23, 2006
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Chicago, IL USA
Call AppleCare tonight! I had the problem of my user not having administrative rights so I gave them a call. The tech was able to help me fix that problem and as I was waiting I asked him if there have been a lot of problems tonight. They do have fixes for the blue screen, and the administrator problem. Just call them.
 

purdueboiler87

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 5, 2005
80
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Clearwater, FL
So I went to bed last night aggravated and I wake up my MBP this morning and I have a dock and the function keys seem to work. I decided to reboot to see what happens, and after I rebooted, no dock and no function keys.

Why on earth would it do that?
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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well, give up upgrade idea, back up your data and do a clean install maybe?

OS upgrading is always a pain, especially in Unix based system, I still have my Ubuntu 7.10 copy sitting on my desk, I won't do it until when I have time and backed up all the data. good thing is

Its free.
 

0098386

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Jan 18, 2005
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I had problems with my Powerbook installation but it's working fine now. My iMac and my dads both installed fine too. *shrugs*
 
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