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MacBook Pro Installer Password?

by bludshock / December 27, 2009 7:00 AM PST

I just purchased my first ever Mac yesterday. I've wanted one for years.

I'm trying to install some programs and when I attempt to, Installer prompts me for a Username and Password.

I was never asked while setting up my computer whether or not I wanted to assign my computer with a Username or password.

The Username field is already filled in with "Apple Owner" and the Password field is blank.

Does anyone know if there is a default Username and Password and if so, what it is?

I'm very troubled by this and any help is VERY much appreciated.

Thank you.

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Username and Password
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 27, 2009 7:29 AM PST

One can only assume that you were not the first person to actually use this Mac. Did you have some RAM installed somewhere?

The Password is, probably, just a blank password. Try it and see. If it is, this is not good.

Using the blank password, create a new, ADMIN, account for yourself using your name and then you WILL be prompted to enter a password.

Once you have established yourself as an Admin on that machine, you can delete the other, Apple Owner, account by going to System Preferences > Accounts and single clicking on the Apple Owner account and then hitting the "-" button.

Take back your machine.

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Thank you!
by Joie Ashworth / April 13, 2010 3:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Username and Password

This answer was very helpful... I am a 1st time Mac user and I bought my Macbook Pro from a pawn shop. There was no OS X disk included. Thanks again!!!

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