New Macbook Pro…and No Admin Password? Lets Reset It!

Well I have one complaint about Apple service….when it comes to seemingly easy fixes like resetting your default admin password on your new Mac, it seems that they try to nickel and dime. They would be able to either reset the admin password for you, or be able to tell you what it is based on the computer’s serial number. But no…they want to charge you $19.99 for support. To hell with that! You just bought a $1000+ product from them.

So let’s fix this ourselves! No charge! (hehe)

VERY IMPORTANT! Resetting your admin password using this process, will not allow you access to your old files. This is mainly for new users that have no idea what their admin password is. Use Caution!
Creating a new Admin on Mac Os X:

Here’s how to reset your OS X password without an OS X CD.
the Working solution for me was to create a new admin
you can create new admin like this by deleting a specific file.

You need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:

1. Reboot
2. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the “Mac Boot” chime.
(command + s keys on newer Macs)
3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now

VERY IMPORTANT! Be sure and put spaces in the text commands above, just like it is.

4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and your good to go again!

If it doesn’t work, keep trying…sometimes its a missing space.

I hope this helps you and saves you guys some $$$$$$. :-)

About the Author:

Alex Martinez is a web, digital and marketing enthusiast that believes in ethical marketing and business practices are the key to long term success.

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