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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
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    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 )

    Cheers ... McBie
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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 ?

    Cheers ... McBie
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    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xUAEx View Post
    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...
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    Maybe .
    Do you have the disks for the laptop ?
    Can you describe what's printed on the disks ?

    Cheers ... McBie
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by p3ezi(moto) View Post
    hey what institute was this...
    Institute of applied technology, don't bother it's in the UAE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xUAEx View Post
    Institute of applied technology, don't bother it's in the UAE.
    ok. would be a real good opportunity to study Islam there though.
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

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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
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    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.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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