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I'm trying to install Adobe Flashplayer on my macbook pro..

by openairhannah / March 14, 2012 7:52 AM PDT

I get to the place where I click on the flash player icon in my finder, and then it asks me for a password. I have never registered an account with adobe, so I don't have a password for this. It seems strange, what shall I do? thnx.

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To install software on your Mac,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 14, 2012 8:45 AM PDT

software that makes changes to the system, the system requires you to authenticate yourself as an Administrator of that machine.

When you first fired up that Macbook, it asked you to supply a username and a password. If you are the only user of that machine, then you are automatically an Administrator.
If you have automatic logon enabled, then you are never asked for this password when you start up the computer, but you will almost always be asked to supply it when you attempt to install software.

The password that you are being asked for is the password your created when you created your account on that Macbook.

It is NOT Adobe that is asking for your password, it is Mac OS X that wants it.

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same problem solution
by kunalarch / September 5, 2012 1:28 PM PDT

I had the same problem where it was asking for password when i did not have one at all. I simply clicked ok without any password and a couple of times it failed but later just kept trying and flash installed on its own with the password field left empty..weird really..try it may be will work for u too.

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Running an Admin account with no password,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 5, 2012 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: same problem solution

on ANY computer is a silly thing to do.

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