new macbook pro wants a password after migration assistant has transferred files?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mamahelen65, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. mamahelen65, Aug 7, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2012

    mamahelen65 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012
    I have just purchased a new Macbook pro and used migration assistant to transfer files from macbook (2008) to new machine.
    New macbook pro has now created a user account and a guest account but the user account wants a password.
    I did not have a user account on startup on old machine but have tried my password (that i used to make system changes on old machine) with no joy and I have tried my apple ID password - no joy.
    Underneath it says use apple id to reset password. It won't let me do that. Password box just "wiggles"!!!!
    Sorry if I am being a dunce but can anyone help me get in?
  2. mamahelen65 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012

    apple support sorted this problem for me :)
  3. MortilMia macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2012
    My new Macbook Pro had the same problem

    If the problem happens again or other experience the same:

    Restart in Recovery (command+r)
    Start terminal and type


    Afterwards you can type in your new password.
  4. goRoostr macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    I think you meant "resetpassword"
  5. mamahelen65 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012

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