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Hey every1

I have a small question 4 u

a few weeks ago I graduated from an institute, and went back to my country, The institute gave me a MacBook pro, but without the admin privilege, and they told me that I can keep it when I graduate, but after graduation I forgot to ask the technician to give me the admin password, and now I can't do a lot of things with it. I tried to email the technician but I can't log in to my email since I'm not a student anymore.

Is there any possible way to gain the admin password?

I would really appreciate you help!
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create a new email account (google, yahoo, etc) and email the technician requesting it

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create a new email account (google, yahoo, etc) and email the technician requesting it
No that's not what i meant!
I don't have the technician's email anymore, because his address was in the email the institute have provided me with.
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Contact the institute and explain the situation, telling them that you are a graduated student with a notebook provided by them and ask the password ( or the technician's E-mail )

Weird situation I must say ..... ( no disrespect no anyone )

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well, I've heard that a CD that comes with the laptop allows you to gain the password, so is it right?
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Maybe .
Do you have the disks for the laptop ?
Can you describe what's printed on the disks ?

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Hey every1

I have a small question 4 u

a few weeks ago I graduated from an institute, and went back to my country, The institute gave me a MacBook pro, but without the admin privilege, and they told me that I can keep it when I graduate
I would really appreciate you help!
hey what institute was this...

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Maybe .
Do you have the disks for the laptop ?
Can you describe what's printed on the disks ?

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I'm sorry I replied 2 late
I was pretty busy and it's 2 AM!
I'll take a look at the CD and tell u what's printed on it, but I have to visit my bed for 8 hours first!
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hey what institute was this...
Institute of applied technology, don't bother it's in the UAE.
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Institute of applied technology, don't bother it's in the UAE.
ok. would be a real good opportunity to study Islam there though.

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Provided it is not Firmware Password Protected, buy Snow Leopard full retail install DVD, format the drive, partition using GUID under Options, and do a clean install.
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Actually I found 2 CD's

"Applications install DVD" and "Mac OS X Install DVD"
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You'll need to boot from the "OS X Install DVD" and follow the tutorial for "resetting the original administrator account password".

Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password

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You'll need to boot from the "OS X Install DVD" and follow the tutorial for "resetting the original administrator account password".

Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password
I read every single step, but when I started applying the steps, Mac stopped b4 I reach the first one!
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Make sure you have scrolled down the screen to "resetting the original administrator account password" and open that link and not using the first directions for resetting a user's password.

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