Password?? What Password???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac.Virgin101, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Mac.Virgin101 macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    I'm trying to install Blackberry Desktop Software(for Mac) on my brand new MacBook Pro and it keeps asking me for my password so that Installer can make changes. I have no recollection of setting any passwords when I set up my I going crazy?

    As a sidenote I have downloaded and installed other programs in the last few days (i.e firefox) and haven't been asked for a password.

    Also, I just took my computer in to the store (today) to have data (mostly pictures and music) moved from the loaner model I was working on over to my machine. Is it possible this could have something to do with it?? The guy did call me to ask if I had set a password, I told him no and I never heard anything else. Everything seemed fine until I tried to install just now :mad:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password


    Not every application or installation needs a password to be entered, only those that access system files.
    Also not many applications need a installation routine, Firefox for example was just dragged to the Applications folder, if you still remember.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    Nope, you should have a user password. You can reset your password by inserting your install disc (CD / DVD) for the OS version you are on, then reboot and startup from it by holding 'C' at the reboot before the chime.

    When the Language selection comes up, select your preferred language, then don't continue after that screen, but goto the Top menu, and in there there should be an option to reset your user password.

    Once complete, reboot again from the Hard Drive, and try again to install your software.

  4. Mac.Virgin101 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Thanks. I just tried a bunch of standard passwords until one worked (possibly the only benefit of using the same password for everything). I suppose I did set a password, but overlooked because I was so excited about getting started with my new MBP.

    Thanks again!

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