the one account on my MB doesnt have admin priv.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cheekybobcat, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    U-S of A
    I was trying to add a new account on my MacBook but I saw that my account, the only one on this computer, is a "Standard" account and not an "Admin". So, when I press the lock to enable my changes, I type in my name and password but it doesn't accept it.
    How do I give myself Admin privileges?
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2007
    reboot your computer with your os x install disk in the drive. hold down the 'C' key while it boots up

    once the Installer comes up, go to utilities and then password reset

    you want to reset your password for the account 'root'

    save changes and reboot back off your hard drive.

    go into system preferences and then users and when you click the lock to make your account an admin, it'll prompt you for a username/password.

    put 'root' and whatever you have set the password too and you'll be fine.

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