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  1. #1

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    Apr 22, 2011
    password window when installing software
    This is a little strange, when I install a new program in my 24" Imac you get the normal screen asking for your system password.

    I get the window but no text for log-on and password, but their is no text.

    I can still type the password and install the program. any ideas on how to fix this??

    I'm attaching a screen shot so you can what I'm talking about.
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  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    It's not a problem. That's how the OS is setup to protect you from malware. Otherwise malware and would be able to install themselves without your consent.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 22, 2011
    Yes, you miss understand
    I know that the function is protection.

    Take a close look at the image, it's incomplete.

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    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    @ CR The OP is worried bc there is no text in the box itself

    Hi and welcome to the forums Bradley.

    Do you have the Install Disk that came with the machine ??
    Restart Mac holding down the 'c' key to boot from the disk. Choose English.
    Then click on Disk Utility in the top MenuBar.

    Once the Disk Utility screen comes up, click on yourHD in the left column. Then the First Aid tab centre screen. Once the new window comes up click on the Repair Permissions Tab down the bottom. Now go get a good cup of coffee and wait. There will be a lot of Permissions come up in the window saying can and cant be repaired.
     Have a good KB Article showing all Mac OS X: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore.

    Once it has finished restart the Mac again and it should hopefully be a little snappier as well

    Or do all the above via System Disk Utility if you havnt go the System Disks
    applications>utilities>disk utility

    Log out then back in.

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  5. #5

    Member Since
    Apr 22, 2011
    Thanks TattooedMax

    followed your instructions, but no joy Window is still the same.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.5
    By any chance do you have firmware protection protection installed?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

  7. #7

    Member Since
    Apr 22, 2011
    Not that I'm aware of

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