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Can not load new mac software

It keeps saying administrator password tried seting new administrator on apple mac

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It seems that while installing Mac, you selected a password for admin, and so, before installing any software you should insert the password.
If your Mac has not any admin password, I suggest you that make an admin password and now check to install your software by your new password.

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Resetting the original administrator account password Follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset. "Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above.
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