Password works to login, change PW, but not to install software

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Eric-PTEK, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Eric-PTEK macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    My MB Pro has 1 user login, it's never been changed, re-created, etc.

    I can login to the laptop no problem, I can goto the User control panel and change the PW and it shows the single user as the admin.

    However I can't install software. It comes up and asks me for the password which is then rejected.

    Beyond reloading the OS not sure what options are. Did a permissions repair but no other luck.

    Makes no sense, anyone seen this?

    Late 2010 MB Pro.
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    I came in to recommend permission repair.

    Is it one piece of software or everything you try?
  3. Eric-PTEK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2009
    Everything...not a big deal, I'm on Exchange and all data is on the server so I'm about to pop the disk in and reload.

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