Question about Apple MacBook Pro PC Notebook
I was not able to login with my regular username and password. I had to go through a dos based section to be able to add a user as the install cd change password utility did not work. During the setup for a new user the computer would not take my MAC security login for my router but it did take the security password for a pc which was totally strange because the system was set up before using the MAC security login.
Once in the was a prompt for updates. So I decided to let the computer install the updates. After about five minutes of installing the updates the screen changed and went weird. Hard to read and there was a blue tint and very pixilated. I tried rebooting the computer but that has not helped.
Basically you need to insert the first restore disc and restart your computer, when you hear the sound of it booting up press the C key and hold it down till you see the apple symbol, it may take awhile for it to start up don't worry. When the first window pops up, select english. Then the next window will pop up and then don't do anything with that window, but at the top of the finder click utilities tab and then password reset. Select the account that you want to change and enter the blanks then click the save button. After doing so the blanks should be blank again, now at the top of the finder click the password tab and click quit. Once you have done that at the top tabs again you should see an installer one, click that and select quit. Then restart. Thanks!
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
Take the start up disk for the computer and start from it, once the installer screen comes up hit continue and look in the menu items for a option to reset the password. Select it and then you will be able to change the password on all the users on the computer.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
To create a Administrator account on your MacBook, follow the instructions below, however, please note that this will only work if "Open Firmware Password Protection" has NOT been enabled. Anyhow, it's worth a try.
1. Shutdown your MacBook. 2. Press the power button to start the computer. 3. Immediately press and hold the Command (Apple) Key and the "s" key, until you see white text appear on a black screen. 4. At the prompt, type the following commands, hitting "Return" after each.
Your current Standard User account will not be changed/harmed.
During the creation of the new Admin account, remember to: a) select "DO NOT TRANSFER MY DATA". b) Keep the SAME computer name. c) Choose a DIFFERENT Username (Otherwise it will overwrite your old account)
Once you have finished, you will have two accounts, and will be able to log in to either.
Optionally, when you are logged in with the new Admin Account, you could change your existing account to an admin account, then log out, log in to the old account (which is now an admin account too) and then delete the new admin account.
Hope this helps, and let me know if there is anything you do not understand.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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